A Wayward Angel

A Wayward Angel

The Full Story of the Hell's Angels

Book - 1978
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"We all know about the Hells Angels: toughs on Harleys terrorizing the law-abiding; wild brawls and wild sex; drugs and cruelty, beatings, and even murder. But nobody really knows what it's like to be an Angel except an Angel. In this classic of Hells Angels literature, to be read alongside the works of Hunter S. Thompson and Sonny Barger, George Wethern - for many years the vice president of the Oakland Chapter - tells it like it is."--Back cover.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©1978.
Edition: First Lyons Press edition.
ISBN: 9781592283859
Characteristics: xviii, 286 pages ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Colnett, Vincent - Author


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Dec 29, 2016

The best book I've read about bikers because of: 1. Authenticity and lack of agenda. 2. It tells the story of the author's role in the dissemination of Owsley acid and other drugs in the Sixties 3. Gives you a sense of what the Angels turned into and why (the ugliness, the criminality and the breakdown of once-nobler qualities.) The writing/narrative is not what I would say stellar. I started about 1/3 of the way in and then went back and read the beginning. On the other hand, the unflinching honesty and sense that the author stands by his words and beliefs makes this an important document.

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