Hell s angel

Hell s angel
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9788858772836
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Release: 2016-04-28T00:00:00+02:00
Editor: Giunti
Language: it

Explanation of the Book:

Chi erano davvero gli Hell’s Angels, i leggendari motociclisti celebrati da Allen Ginsberg che negli anni sessanta terrorizzavano l’America con le loro scorribande? Era il 1965, e per scoprirlo Thompson si comprò una moto e per quasi un anno visse con loro, accompagnandoli nelle corse assordanti lungo la costa californiana, condividendone lo spirito anarchico e libertario. Tra risse e bevute si convertì alla “mistica della motocicletta”, prendendo nota delle brutalità e delle stravaganze sessuali cui assisteva. Il risultato è una narrazione molto diversa da quella che ne fecero le isteriche cronache giornalistiche dell’epoca: un ritratto veritiero dello stile di vita e della filosofia dei primi bikers , parte integrante di un’epoca della storia americana in cui stavano emergendo con forza le controculture, il pacifismo e il dissenso verso il potere.

Charlie and the Angels

Charlie and the Angels
Author: Alex Caine
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780307358950
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Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A look at the ongoing war between the Outlaws Motorcycle Club and the Hells Angels, a fight that has lasted for over sixty years and has taken place across much of North America, Europe and Australia.

Hells Angels at War

Hells Angels at War
Author: Yves Lavigne
Pages: 466
ISBN: PSU:000047123489
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Release: 1999
Editor: Harpercollins Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his bestselling Hells Angels: Taking Care of Business, Yves Lavigne blew the lid off an organization that few knew anything about beyond the romanticized image of tough guys, their Harleys and their women. His equally successful sequel, Hells Angels: Into the Abyss, got up close and personal with the Angels, on an exclusive ride with an FBI informant inside the gang. Now, in this third book in his trilogy, Lavigne exposes the slick, technology-savvy new breed of Hells Angels and how they're becoming a very real threat to society in Canada, the US and throughout the world. Even more importantly, he reveals just how powerless law enforcement agencies are to stop what is equivalent to a multi-million dollar corporation that just happens to have the number-one market share in the illegal drugs industry. In 1998, Hells Angels turned 50, doubling in size in the last decade. Yet, most politicians, police officers and the public still haven't responded to the fact that the gang has evolved into a major organized crime force, capable of manipulating both the legal system and the media with deadly professional ease. With his usual meticulous research and insider's knowledge, Lavigne reports on the latest from the Angels' front lines: the purchase of hotels, real estate and businesses for the express use of laundering money; the growing global network of chapters; and the ineffectual response of law enforcement agencies to the escalating violence, gang rivalry and crime. Featuring new and dramatic photographs, maps of club locations and Hells Angels documents, "Hells Angels at War" is both a revealing expose and a not-to-be ignored wake-up call to eliminate this evolving and even deadlier evil, now.

Hell s Angels

Hell s Angels
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307826619
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Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels—Hell’s Angels, that is—in this short work of nonfiction. “California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again.” Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson’s vivid account of his experiences with California’s most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell’s Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial Angels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, “For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson’s book is a thoughtful piece of work.” As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell’s Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend.

Hells Angels

Hells Angels
Author: Yves Lavigne
Pages: 352
ISBN: 144340411X
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Release: 2011-03-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By becoming the right-hand man of legendary Hells Angels leader Sonny Barger, Anthony Tait learned all about the club's dirtiest secrets. As the eyes and ears of an elaborate FBI undercover sting, he exposed some of the club's "brothers" for what they really are -- ruthless businessmen and vicious thugs who take murder contracts out on informers, run a multimillion-dollar drug ring that peddles speed and cocaine, and steal and spy on each other -- sometimes with deadly results. Hells Angels: In the Abyss will forever change the way you look at this dangerous biker club.

HELL S ANGELS LIVRO DE BOLSO

HELL S ANGELS  LIVRO DE BOLSO
Author: HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Pages: 352
ISBN: 8525420646
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: pt-BR

Explanation of the Book:

Lançado em 1967, 'Hell's Angels' faz um retrato do ano em que o autor passou convivendo com a gangue de motociclistas que, naquela época, aterrorizava a sociedade americana, com suas motos, suas jaquetas de couro pretas, seu desafio à decência pública e um histórico de crimes violentos envolvendo seus membros.

Hell s Angel

Hell s Angel
Author: Sonny Barger
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0060937548
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Showdown

Showdown
Author: Jerry Langton
Pages: 272
ISBN: 047067878X
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Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inside story of the street war between Canada's most violent biker gangs-the Outlaws and the Hell's Angels Once bikers who road together, Mario Parente and Walter Stadnick, are now mortal enemies, chiefs, respectively, of the Outlaws and Hell's Angels, embroiled in a bloody turf war over control of the lucrative drug, prostitution, and vice markets in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Written with the cooperation of Mario Parente, Showdown describes the biker gang equivalent of the Godfather, the violent power shifts as Satan's Choice, a rival gang falls into disarray, and as Parente gears up to protect Southwest Ontario from Stadnick's vision of making the Hell's Angels the largest criminal biker gang in Canada. A gang's-eye look at the 2006 Shedden Massacre, where eight men were slaughtered An account that lets Mario Parente go on the record with his story of the biker wars With frightening and compelling detail, Showdown lets readers experience firsthand the personalities and day-to-day workings behind the brutal and deadly rivalries that mark one piece of Canada's criminal underworld.

Hell s Angels bikers wars

Hell s Angels bikers wars
Author: R. J. Parker
Pages: 329
ISBN: 8087525442
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: cs

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The Hard Way Out

The Hard Way Out
Author: Jerry Langton,Dave Atwell
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781443450409
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Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The shocking true story of a Canadian biker turned informant, in the vein of Gangland Undercover and Under and Alone Dave Atwell was a regular suburban Canadian kid who rose to the heights of society, rubbing elbows with billionaires as a personal security specialist before getting involved with some of the country’s most notorious gangsters as a member of first the Para-Dice Riders and then the Hells Angels. He was sergeant at arms for Toronto’s notorious downtown chapter of the Hells Angels, and he saw it all: the drug trafficking, the violence and the structure of the organization. First his involvement with the gang cost him his career in personal security, and then it threatened to cost him everything. Atwell opted to work with the police, becoming the highest-ranking Hells Angel in history to cooperate with law enforcement. Wearing the gang’s colours as a soldier among the men who called him a brother, Atwell reported the Hells Angels’ activities to law enforcement. He risked his life providing valuable information aimed at taking down the club. In the harrowing and revelatory The Hard Way Out, Atwell retraces his days living a dual life as biker and informant, surrounded by major drug trafficking and the violent, paranoid and increasing suspicious bikers who stood to lose their livelihoods and potentially their freedom unless they found the rat they knew was hidden in their midst. Written by bestselling crime author Jerry Langton, this is a high-octane true story that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Hell s Angels

Hell s Angels
Author: Yves Lavigne
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780770428587
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Release: 2000-08-01
Editor: Seal Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hell's Angels: Taking Care of Business is the ground-breaking book that launched Yves Lavigne's investigative series into the Hell's Angels. This book traces the growth of the Hell's Angels organization from the early, rowdy "club" to the insidious, far-reaching superstructure that now exists. Today's Angels still value the grinning death's head, but they keep it for funerals, runs, initiations, and laying heavies. Angels, like the undercover policemen who tail them, prefer street clothes to blend with their surroudings. In a world of drugs, prostitution and pornography, the shadow the Angels' wings falls on all of us. Hell's Angels: Taking care of Business is a fascinating and startling read.

A Wayward Angel

A Wayward Angel
Author: George Wethern,Vincent Colnett
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1599214636
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the life of a former vice president of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club, revealing the dark secrets of the group and detailing how the author escaped the dangerous lifestyle.

Hells Angels

Hells Angels
Author: Yves Lavigne
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0002552868
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Release: 1996
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the explosive true story of the only man ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization as an FBI informant, uncovering the truth about the notorious biker gang's netherworld of evil, lust, and violence. A chilling crime story that strips away the Hell's Angels's image to reveal a powerful and deadly organized crime syndicate. The author's acceptance into the highest ranks of the gang led to an unprecedented FBI sting operation and 42 arrests.

Hell s Angel

Hell s Angel
Author: Ralph Barger,Keith Zimmerman
Pages: 259
ISBN: 1841153362
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Release: 2001
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sonny Barger is the Hells Angel of all Hells Angels, the motorcycle club which has been the scourge of America for over forty years. Sonny was their de facto leader for much of that time, the man who Hunter S. Thompson immortalised in his 1965 classic Hells Angels, noting Barger is nothing short of Winston Churchill when it come to leading people. He's been called an American legend and he's feared and revered by people on both sides of the law. From the club's formation in the 1940s to the height of their notoriety twenty years later, from Sonny's first hand account of what really happened with the Rolling Stones at Altamont to his periods of imprisonment, from his fights with rival gangs and the police to his own battle with cancer, Hell's Angel sets the record straight. Sonny Barger has ridden with the Angels for 40 years, obeying no law but that of the HAMC. For the first time, this is his own - and their own - story.

Exile on Front Street

Exile on Front Street
Author: Exile on Front Street George Christie
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250095695
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I hadn't planned on writing a book when I quit the Hells Angels. After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger’s yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out. He was the one who carried the Olympic torch and counted movie stars, artists, rock musicians, and police chief captains among his friends. But leaving the Hells Angels isn’t easy, and within two weeks of retirement, he was told he was “out bad”—blackballed by his fellow Angels, prohibited from wearing the club patch, and even told he should remove his Death Head tattoo. Now Christie sets out to tell his story. Exile on Front Street is the tale of how a former Marine gave up a comfortable job with the Department of Defense and swore allegiance to the Hells Angels. In this revealing, hard-hitting memoir, he recounts his life as an outlaw biker with the world’s most infamous motorcycle club.

Running with the Devil

Running with the Devil
Author: Kerrie Droban
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780762798186
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Release: 2008-09-24
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Droban chronicles the inside story of the ATFs infiltration of the Hells Angels, one of the most notorious and violent outlaw motorcycle gangs in history.

Gangs in Italy

Gangs in Italy
Author: Source Wikipedia
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1230600841
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Release: 2013-09
Editor: University-Press.org
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Bandidos Motorcycle Club, Hammerskins, Hells Angels, Hells Angels MC criminal allegations and incidents, Latin Kings (gang), Mongols motorcycle club, Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Excerpt: Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club have been convicted of involvements in criminal acts, some of them very serious, and regularly face allegations of more. On June 18, 2007, an incident involving a Hells Angels member occurred in the streets of Melbourne. The Hell's Angel reportedly fired 6 shots at passers-by who tried to help the member's girlfriend during an altercation, killing Brendan Keilar and critically wounding two others. On May 12, 2008, The Hell's Angel member; Christopher Wayne Hudson pleaded guilty to the murder of Keilar and other offenses committed during the shooting. Members of the rival motorcycle gang, the Comancheros, and members of the Hells Angels were believed to be involved in a clash at Sydney Airport on Sunday, March 22, 2009. The clash resulted in one man, Hells Angels associate Anthony Zervas, being beaten to death. Police estimated as many as 15 men were involved in the violence. Documents released by NSW Police detail the brawl as a result of a Comanchero gang member and a Hells Angel being on the same flight from Melbourne. Four suspects were arrested as a result of the altercation. As a result of heightening violence, New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees announced the state police anti-gang squad would be boosted to 125 members from 50. On the night of March 29, 2009, Hells Angels member Peter Zervas, the brother of the man killed during the Sydney Airport Brawl a week earlier, was shot and injured in retaliation as he left his car outside his home. On July 20, 2011, a NSW judge dismissed a bid by the state's police commissioner to have the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club declared a criminal...

Hell To Pay

Hell To Pay
Author: Neal Hall
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780470964002
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Release: 2011-03-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The fact that Michael Plante was a trusted associate of the East End Hells Angels certainly caught the attention of police, who had been trying for years to find someone to infiltrate the gang. The police alleged that East End Hells Angels were well known in the criminal underworld for controlling the cocaine trade at a wholesale level, using violence to persuade potential competition to stay away. In recent years the bikers had expanded into the production and distribution of synthetic drugs as ecstasy and methamphetamine, know on the street as crystal meth, as well as moving into internet porn and online gambling, police claimed. Plante was taken to an interview room where he was visited by two Mounties, who would eventually become his police handlers. … One of the officers told him that, based on the witness statement relating to his extortion charges, he was looking at doing prison time. But Plante was told that if he was interested in cooperating, the police would make the charges go away. Plante told the cop he was interested but hesitant, knowing that people who cooperate with the police in Hells Angels investigations usually end up dead. … The only good rat is a dead rat, he had been told repeatedly.

Unrepentant

Unrepentant
Author: Peter Edwards
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307362575
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Release: 2014
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A kid raised by his father's fists on the wrong side of a blue-collar town, Lorne Campbell grew up watching the local bikers ride past, making him wonder what that kind of freedom and power would feel like. He soon found out. At the age of 17, he became the youngest-ever member of the Satan's Choice Motorcycle Club and spent the next five decades living a life for which he does not ask forgiveness, only that his story finally be told, and that his family finally understand what drove him to live the way he did.

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club

Hells Angels Motorcycle Club
Author: Andrew Shaylor,Sonny Barger
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1858944074
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Release: 2007
Editor: Merrell Pub Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shaylor was given unique access to the secret world of the HAMC, and the result is a remarkable collection of photographs that forcefully documents a group that has long been a subject of fascination, but has always remained closed to outsiders.