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Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by  Hunter S Thompson - Hardcover - Pirated Edition - 1967 - from Lost Paddle Books, IOBA (SKU: LPB001719HT)

Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

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Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

by Thompson, Hunter S

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
Condition
Near Fine/N/A
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About This Item

Taiwan: N/A, 1967. Pirated Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/N/A. First Printing stated of this pirated edition from Taiwan. In red cloth with silver foil to spine type. Thin paper used which is slightly tanned due to age. Slight cock to spine, otherwise a nice bright copy of this anomaly. No jacket.

Synopsis

The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of select-ing titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

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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.

Details

Bookseller
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
LPB001719HT
Title
Hells Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Author
Thompson, Hunter S
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
N/A
Edition
Pirated Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
N/A
Place of Publication
Taiwan
Date published
1967
Bookseller catalogs
American Literature;

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Lost Paddle Books, IOBA

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About Lost Paddle Books, IOBA

Founded by an avid collector with 25+ years experience in all facets of the book trade from bookselling and library science to publishing. We believe that books can lead to greater empathy and understanding in the world helping us open ourselves to other lives and experiences. Additional services offered include appraisals for Bay Area residents and collection development for private individuals and institutions.

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