Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga.
by Thompson, Hunter S
- Spine with slight lean, light rubbing, near fine in near fine, price clipped dust jacket with light sunning to orange letters on
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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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- Embry 147019
- Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga.
- Thompson, Hunter S
- Book condition
- Used - Spine with slight lean, light rubbing, near fine in near fine, price clipped dust jacket with light sunning to orange letters on
- Early printing, with no statement of printing and 30 lines of pe
- Random House, 1967. Early printing, with no statement of printing and 30 lines of permission.
- Date published
- History, United States.
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