Hell's Angels by Hunter S. Thompson
A Strange and Terrible Saga (Modern Library)

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Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge,and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber.

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Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels", Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone", Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72", The Rum Diary", and Better than Sex". He died in February 2005. Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Texas.
Published August 1, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 283 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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What Mr. Thompson tries to say is that the Angels, while not angels, are not as bad as believed.

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"His language is brilliant, his eye is remarkable, and his point of view is reminiscent of Huck Finn's. . . . a close view of a world most of us would never dare encounter, yet one with which we should be familiar."

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But when California’s Attorney General Lynch issued a report to all California law enforcement agencies identifying the Hells Angels as a major menace, an elite band of dedicated lawbreakers, no-one considered that he was overstating the case – and from there, the legend grew, in a spiral of hyst...

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I’d like to end with one last quote from Thompson himself about why he wanted to write Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72, which was printed in Sim’s book:.

Feb 12 2010 | Read Full Review of Hell's Angels: A Strange and ...

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