Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club

by Sonny Barger

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Overview

The only authorized, authentic book about the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club by founding member, Sonny Barger—featuring a brand new introduction

Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over.

Dozens of photos, including many from private collections and from noted photographers, provide visual documentation to this extraordinary tale. Never simply a story about motorcycles, colorful characters, and high-speed thrills, Hell's Angel is the ultimate outlaw's tale of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood, and the real price of freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060937546
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/02/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 108,726
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Ralph "Sonny" Barger is the author of Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. A master mechanic who has owned and operated his own bike shops, he currently lives in Arizona, where he rides every day.

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Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Elizabeth Daley More than 1 year ago
I brought great joy to hear these stories told the the one and only Sonny! Well writen and true to the facts and open.
Jeremy Tiner More than 1 year ago
If you have any interest at all in the motorcycle club culture this book is a must read. It gives a pesronal insight that is second to none since since it comes from the first in command! You can tell Sonny has a passion for motorcycles as well as his club and brothers. Read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a look inside the the 1% world. How else would we know it, if Sonny didn't tell it. We would be left with what Hollywood told us. Very interesting reading and I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm about as polar opposite of a Hell's Angel follower as one may be able to be. In fact, motorcycles scare me. However, I love people and learning about people and groups. I found this book to be honest; some books like itis are full of impossible to believe stories and obvious bigger than life egos. Sonny kept to his experience and knowledge...even admitted when he talked about something as 3rd hand knowledge. I can honestly say that while I don't agree with some activities they engage in, i have a new respect for them. I'd bet a paycheck that most Angel's really are good people, trying to pay bills, raise their kids just like most people. Never thought I' d read a book like this but I'm grateful I did. Thanks, Sonny....great job!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hell's Angel will bring out the outlaw motorcyclist in you. From the first to the last you will feel like Sonny is telling you about his ups and downs throughout his time with the Hell's Angels. You will gain a respect for their brotherhood and devotion for each other. You won't be able to put this book down.**Enjoy**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned a lot about the Hells Angels and Sonny Barger that I never knew. This book was written very well. Wish it had pictures though.
pozo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you'd like to know how the mind of a thoroughly unpleasant man works, read this book. It paints a nice picture of a man (and his friends) who don't care about anything but themselves.The style of writing isn't exactly gripping, the main reason I finished 90% of the book was due to the 'factual' information presented and not because it was a pleasant read. The book is not in chronological order, but organized by subject. To me this was confusing at times because points in time are denoted as 'when we just started', 'when I met my wife' etc. rather than 'May 1961'.This book is probably only worth your time if researching Hell's Angels or if you want to decide whether joining an outlaw motorcycle gang is something you'd like to do (in which case you're probably not reading this ;).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read but ended fast
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, recommend it to anyone who rides and builds bikes.
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SarahF784 More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from the library and since I did not have any intention of parting with it, I thought it was a good idea to buy my own copy and now I plan on reading it again. I would love to meet Mr. Barger to tell him how much I enjoy his story and to hear many more!
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