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Hell's Angels - A Strange and Terrible Saga by Hunter S. Thompson - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1967 - from Encore Books & Records (SKU: 018151)

Hell's Angels - A Strange and Terrible Saga

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Hell's Angels - A Strange and Terrible Saga

by Hunter S. Thompson

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  • hardcover
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1967. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Black cloth hardcover book with silver lettering, with unclipped ($4.95) dust jacket in good condition. This is a stated 1st printing, though contains no publisher's info on copyright page. It has some apparent differences from most 1st editions, namely that it seems to be a Japanese edition; there is a small paragraph of Japanese writing on second-to-last page. Book is in good condition, cover has some small rips and chips. Questions welcome. We ship internationally from the United States and Canada every week. If buying internationally, please be aware that additional charges may apply for heavier books. We guarantee a safe, quick, and secure transaction. 10+ years in online bookselling experience.


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On Jan 13 2017, a reader said:
I made a trip to Manhattan to purchase this book at a used book store on Broadway and 13th Street. I had searched high and low to find it. I was not disappointed. Though I purchased the book for about $7 or $8 it is now worth over $700, but I will never part with it. It is an inside look at what it is like to ride with the Hells Angels back in the 60s. That has always been my dream, both asleep and awake. The part I remembered most about the book was Hunter Thompson telling one of the Angels that only a coward would hit his wife. This triggered an attack upon Thompson, which ultimately ended his saga with the group. I remember that the book itself took me about 2 or 3 days to read. Once you pick it up, you cannot put it down. Of all the books I have ever read, it is up there with Dale Carnegie's "How To Stop Worrying and Start Living" and "Alive" the story of the Andes' plane crash survivors.


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Hell's Angels - A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hunter S. Thompson
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Used - Very Good
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1st Edition 1st Printing
Date published

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About Encore Books & Records

Encore Books & Records is a small independent seller located on Sherbrooke St. in the NDG neighbourhood of Montreal. We have a quality selection of books, CDs and vinyl records for all tastes.


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