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Hunter S Thompson´s Hell´s Angels

Hunter S Thompson´s Hell´s Angels

"And then the run was on. Outlaw motorcyclists rolled in packs toward their annual July 4th outing, a time for sharing the wine jug, pummeling old friends, and generally terrorizing the populace".

Hunter S. Thompson spent one year preparing for this book in close quarters with the Hells Angels and their president Ralph "Sonny" Barger. Thompson was up front with the Angels about his role as a journalist, a dangerous move given their marked distrust of reporters from what the club considered to be bad press.

Far from being wary of this outsider the Angels were sincere in their participation, often talking at length into Thompson's tape recorder and reviewing early drafts of the article to ensure he had his facts straight. Thompson remained close with the Angels for a year, though ultimately the relationship deteriorated when several members of the gang gave him a savage beating or "stomping" over a trivial remark made by Thompson.

This book is - even more so today - a broad comment on the modern tendency to violence and sensationalism. It is also one of the first examples of the participatory "gonzo" journalism that Thompson perfected.

  • by Hunter S.Thompson
  • softcover
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Hunter S Thompson´s Hell´s Angels
96-492
width x height: 11.1 x 18 cm; 336 pages; English; ISBN: 9780241951583
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Hunter S Thompson´s Hell´s Angels
96-493
width x height: 12 x 18.4 cm; 448 pages; German; ISBN: 9783453620056
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