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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga by  Hunter S THOMPSON - Hardcover - Book-of-the-Month Club edition - [1967] - from Antiquates Ltd (SKU: AQ18637)

Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

by THOMPSON, Hunter S

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New York: Random House, [1967]. [8], 278pp, [2]. Original publisher's pictorial black cloth, top edge red, printed paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, dustwrapper price-clipped, slightly rubbed, chipped and sunned. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp. Hunter S. Thompson's (1937-2005) first published book, a 'nonfiction novel' providing an uncompromising look at the criminal activities of the notorious Hell's Angels motorcycle club. . Book-of-the-Month Club edition. 8vo.


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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
Book condition
Book-of-the-Month Club edition
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Journalism, Modern History

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