Hell's Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453676046

Category:

Page: 446

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Wenn einer wirklich über die Hells Angels schreiben darf, dann Hunter S. Thompson "Der harte Kern, die Outlaw-Elite, das waren die Hells Angels." Für seinen brisanten Insiderbericht über den Aufstieg der Hells Angels zur grössten und berüchtigtsten Motorradgang der Welt nahm Thompson Mitte der sechziger Jahre über ein Jahr lang am exzessiven, gewalttätigen und freiheitsliebenden Leben der Angels teil. Das Kultbuch, das Hunter S. Thompson bekannt machte - jetzt zur Debatte als Neuausgabe. Hunter S. Thompson wurde 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky, geboren. Er begann seine Laufbahn als Sportjournalist, bevor er Reporter für den Rolling Stone und als Begründer des Gonzo-Journalismus zu einer Ikone der Hippiebewegung wurde. Zu seinen grossen Büchern zählen neben Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas die journalistischen Romane Hells Angels, Königreich der Angst und Rum Diary. Thompson nahm sich am 20.02.2005 in seinem Wohnort Woody Creek, Colorado, das Leben.
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Altamont

The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock's Darkest Day

Author: Joel Selvin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062444271

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 741

In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones’ infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstock—the day that shattered the Sixties’ promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the film Gimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and myth—until now. Altamont explores rock’s darkest day, a fiasco that began well before the climactic death of Meredith Hunter and continued beyond that infamous December night. Joel Selvin probes every aspect of the show—from the Stones’ hastily planned tour preceding the concert to the bad acid that swept through the audience to other deaths that also occurred that evening—to capture the full scope of the tragedy and its aftermath. He also provides an in-depth look at the Grateful Dead’s role in the events leading to Altamont, examining the band’s behind-the-scenes presence in both arranging the show and hiring the Hells Angels as security. The product of twenty years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, and featuring sixteen pages of color photos, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rock’s formative and most turbulent decade.
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

A Strange and Terrible Saga

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307826619

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2067

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Howard Hughes

Hell's Angel

Author: Darwin Porter

Publisher: Blood Moon Productions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780974811819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 814

View: 1443

Howard Hughes was America's first billionaire, a very secretive mogul whose collective scandals could never be published in his lifetime. Now, complied and written by the author of the senstational recent biographies of Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, comes a stormingly good read, loaded with never-before-published information. Compelling reading for social historians, movie fans and anyone who's ever been intrigued by American capitalism.
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Hell's Angel

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

Author: Sonny Barger

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780060937546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4290

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.
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Charlie and the Angels

The Outlaws, the Hells Angels and the Sixty Years War

Author: Alex Caine

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0307358968

Category: True Crime

Page: 208

View: 4203

The Outlaws Motorcycle Club's story is told here for the first time, by criminal underworld author and former infiltrator Alex Caine. They are the original biker gang, and their sixty years of war with the Hells Angels is the stuff of legend. Right down to their signature logo (a skull known as "Charlie"), the McCook Outlaws Motorcycle Club, formed in 1935, defined the look and sensibility of the twentieth-century biker. In the 1950s, a rising gang of toughs in California threatened to steal their thunder. But, recognizing an opportunity for expansion, the Outlaws reached out. The nascent Hells Angels sent them home to Chicago, beaten, humiliated and forever bent on the Angels' destruction. Sixty years and thousands of maimed and murdered later, the Hells Angels are a dominant criminal empire. The Outlaws, loosely allied with the number-two club in the biker universe, the Bandidos, sit contentedly as the number-three power, though they rule in places like the UK, the Great Lakes, Florida and the US Midwest. Less concerned with making money than the Angels, they continue to define the vicious biker character like few of their peers. Working undercover, Alex Caine witnessed the buffering of the big clubs' US turfs in a Bandidos-mediated truce between the Outlaws and Angels in the 1980s. But like every deal between bikers, that one soured, and a storm of unimaginable violence and scope is brewing. The alliance is expanding and determined to unseat the Angels for once and for all. From the Hardcover edition.
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Wie die Hells Angels Deutschlands Unterwelt eroberten

Author: Stefan Schubert

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864132266

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 9353

Das erste Enthüllungsbuch über die deutschen Hells Angels Von den einen bewundert, von den anderen gefürchtet und gehasst – die Hells Angels sorgen seit Jahrzehnten für kontroverse Diskussionen. In den letzten Jahren fielen sie besonders in Deutschland durch einen regelrechten Bandenkrieg mit den verfeindeten Bandidos auf, der zahlreiche Todesopfer forderte. Einige Charter wurden daraufhin verboten, weitere Verbote stehen auf der Agenda deutscher Innenminister. Was war passiert, dass aus dem Zusammenschluss einiger Halbstarker in Kalifornien eine internationale Bruderschaft wurde, die heute in 47 Ländern präsent ist und auf allen fünf Kontinenten nach ihren eigenen archaischen Regeln agiert? Seit Anfang der 1970er-Jahre haben die Hells Angels Deutschland erobert, indem sie gewalttätige Motorradclubs übernahmen und die lokale Konkurrenz mit rücksichtloser Gewalt verdrängten. Heute verfügt Deutschland über die höchste Clubdichte nach den USA und eine dominierende Stellung im rot-weißen Netzwerk. Dieses Buch analysiert und zeigt Zusammenhänge in der über 60-jährigen Geschichte des Hells Angels MC und spannt einen Bogen von den Anfängen der US-Bikersubkultur zur aktuellen Lage in Europa und besonders in Deutschland. Durch Interviews und Gespräche mit Polizeibeamten, Journalisten und zahlreichen Informanten aus der Rockerszene sowie über 700 Quellen ist es dem Bestsellerautor und ehemaligen Polizisten Stefan Schubert erstmals gelungen, ein genaues Bild der Vorgehensweise und Strukturen dieser immer krimineller agierenden Organisation zu erstellen.
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I was a Killer for the Hells Angels

The True Story of Serge Quesnel

Author: Pierre Martineau

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771054920

Category: True Crime

Page: 263

View: 1310

The shocking confession of a five-time murderer When I arrived at the restaurant, my boss gave me a wad of $20 bills, which amounted to some $2,000. He was acting as though money was burning a hole in his pockets. But this suited me fine. Melou often acted that way. He didn’t want me to run out of money. A happy killer is a productive killer.… When he was fifteen years old, Serge Quesnel started hanging out in strip bars and committing minor thefts and burglaries. He soon became known to the police. He learned more about crime when he served time, first in a detention centre, and then later in the infamous Donnacona federal penitentiary. On his release, he was ready to realize his true ambition, to become a confederate of the Hells Angels. To achieve this ambition, he set out to prove that he could hurt, maim, and kill people efficiently and without a qualm. His first murder victim was a drug dealer who was giving the local Angels chapter trouble. He and a friend beat the dealer to a pulp and then calmly wiped the crime scene clean of fingerprints. The Angels were impressed. He moved to Trois-Rivières and became a full-time enforcer. Quesnel, having now “sold out” to the authorities and assumed a new identity, tells his story of violence and betrayal in chilling detail to Quebec journalist, Pierre Martineau. The resulting chronicle is a modern crime classic.
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Lasst Knochen sprechen

Roman

Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641138264

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5940

Die erfolgreichste Forensikerin der Welt Ein ermordetes Mädchen, die Überreste zweier Motorradfahrer und der ausgegrabene Schädel einer jungen Frau – damit hat die forensische Anthropologin Tempe Brennan im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes alle Hände voll zu tun. Doch als sie einen brisanten Zusammenhang zwischen den Toten und zwei verfeindeten Motorrad-Banden erahnt, gerät nicht nur Tempe in Lebensgefahr. Leider entwickelt auch ihr Neffe Kit ein verhängnisvolles Faible für Motorräder ...
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Falscher Engel

Mein Höllentrip als Undercover-Agent bei den Hells Angels

Author: Jay Dobyns,Jay; Johnson-Shelton Dobyns

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864130786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 2665

Schon bald nach seiner Gründung Ende der 40er-Jahre in den USA machte der Hells Angels Motorcycle Club durch Gesetzesübertretungen und Gewaltdelikte von sich reden. Drogengeschäfte, Prostitution, Morde und Schlägereien sowie - mittlerweile auch international geführte - Bandenkriege mit rivalisierenden Clubs bringen den mitgliederstärksten Rockerclub der Welt immer wieder in den Verdacht der organisierten Kriminalität.
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Hell's Angels

Taking Care of Business

Author: Yves Lavigne

Publisher: Seal Books

ISBN: 0770428584

Category: Motorcycle gangs

Page: 304

View: 4135

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.
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I Flew with Hell's Angels

Thirty-six Combat Missions in a B-17 "Flying Fortress" : 1944-1945

Author: Bill Albertson,William Albertson,Edward Albertson

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 078843506X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 6703

The air battle over Europe cost over 90,000 American casualties. A bomber crew's chances of surviving twenty-five missions-the original requirement-was only one in four. When the requirement was raised to thirty, and then thirty-five missions, the men's m
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HELLS ANGELS

Author: George Frangoulis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312477350

Category:

Page: N.A

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Sanya - aus der Hölle zurück

Eine Hure der Hells Angels steigt aus -

Author: Sanya Pinar

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3849599809

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 5505

Ich habe erst gar nicht gemerkt, wie er mich zur Prostituierten und Hure gemacht hat. Es fing an mit meinem ersten Koks auf der Reeperbahn. Das Leben auf der Überholspur mit ihm war für mich einfach Hype. Mein Doppelleben begann, denn meine Familie durfte nicht wissen, was ich tat. Über die ersten zwei Jahre in Bordellen und Sauna Clubs in Deutschland schreibe ich in diesem Buch. Die Clubs wurden von den Hells Angels kontrolliert. Die Gäste - wie sich Freier dort nennen - waren manchmal sehr angenehm, aber es gab auch die anderen, bei denen uns Kotzübel wurde. Es war unser Job auch diese zu bedienen. Ich habe aber nicht nur selbst gearbeitet, sondern auch anderen beigebracht wie es funktioniert und sie in diesen Job eingeführt. Die Clubs brauchten Nachschub: In Rumänien und Moldawien fanden wir die Frauen, die alles taten, um an Geld zu kommen. Sie lernten, dass ihre Körper eine Ware sind. Und da war noch Karina. Ihr Vater hatte ihre Unschuld beim Pokern verloren.
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The Original Hell's Angels

303rd Bombardment Group of World War II

Author: Valerie Smart

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738509105

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 8868

Om U.S. army Air Force's 303rd Bombardment Group, som under den 2. verdenskrig fløj B-17. Under krigen fløj denne enhed 48 missioner uden at miste et eneste fly og uden at miste besætningsmedlemmer. Forfatteren beskriver i bogen om Hell's Angels operationer.
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Hells Angels

wie die gefürchteten Rocker Deutschlands Unterwelt eroberten

Author: Stefan Schubert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783868832488

Category:

Page: 349

View: 9410

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Verbot der Hells Angels

eine Analyse der Wirksamkeitseffekte strafrechtlicher Verbotsnormen am Beispiel des Hamburger Charters

Author: Jana Frauen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866761698

Category: Motorcycle gangs

Page: 143

View: 7093

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Undercover unter Rockern

Wie ich die Hells Angels und die Bandidos unterwanderte

Author: Alex Caine

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864130468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 333

View: 7301

Jetzt der dritte Teil der Bestsellerserie **Falscher Engel** und **Racheengel** Die Hells Angels, die Bandidos, asiatische Dealerbanden, russische Gangster und sogar den Ku-Klux-Klan - Undercover-Agent Alex Caine hat sie alle infiltriert. Über 25 Jahre lang war der Frankokanadier als Informant für die kanadischen und US-amerikanischen Behörden tätig und schleuste sich dafür in kriminelle Gangs ein. Für jeden Job zog er um, wechselte seine Identität und manchmal seinen Namen. Er gab sich als Biker, Fotograf oder Eventveranstalter aus, kaufte große Mengen an Drogen und Waffen und führte ein aufregendes, gefährliches Leben als V-Mann unter Gangstern.
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Hell's Angels

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140028010

Category: Gangs

Page: 288

View: 2297

" 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 no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, 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.
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Falscher Engel

mein Höllentrip als Undercover-Agent bei den Hells Angels

Author: Jay Dobyns,Nils Johnson-Shelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548373720

Category:

Page: 461

View: 9634

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