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Hell's Angels : Penguin Essentials - Hunter S. Thompson

Hell's Angels

Penguin Essentials

Paperback

Published: 7th April 2011
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'A phalanx of motorcycles came roaring over the hill from the west . . . the noise was like a landslide, or a wing of bombers passing over. Even knowing the Angels I couldn't quite handle what I was seeing. It was like Genghis Khan, Morgan's Raiders, the Wild One and the Rape of Nanking all at once.'

In September, 1964 a cavalcade of motorbikes ripped through the city of Monterey, California. It was a trip destined to make Hell's Angels household names across America, infamous for their violent, drunken rampages and feared for the destruction left in their wake.

Enter Hunter S. Thompson, the master of counter-culture journalism who alone had the ability and stature to ride with the Angels on their terms. In this brilliant and hair-raising expose, he journeys with the last outlaws of the American frontier.

A mixture of journalism, story-telling and sheer bravado, Hell's Angels is Hunter S. Thompson at full throttle.

'Excellent documentary non-fiction' Time Out

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937. He began his writing career as a sports columnist in Florida and went on to work on newspapers and magazines in New York, San Juan and Rio de Janeiro. His articles appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of a number of books, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Great Shark Hunt, Generation of Swine, The Curse of Lono, Songs of the Doomed, Better Than Sex, The Proud Highway and The Rum Diary. Hunter S. Thompson died in 2005.

There are only two adjectives writers care about any more - "brilliant" and "outrageous" - and Hunter has a freehold on both of them -- Tom Wolfe The maverick voice of American counterculture Guardian Excellent documentary non-fiction Time Out The book that made Thompson's name Loaded

ISBN: 9780241951583
ISBN-10: 0241951585
Series: Penguin Essentials
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 7th April 2011
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 11.3  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.2

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the great cultural figures of his generation. His writing spawned a whole genre (Gonzo journalism) and a myriad of imitators, but he remained the first and the finest - a cult figure whose legacy and influence lives on.

Visit Hunter S. Thompson's Booktopia Author Page