'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.
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