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

Barger, Sonny; Zimmerman, Kent; Zimmerman, Keith

Published by William Morrow, 2000
ISBN 10: 0688176933 / ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used / Hard Cover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

SIGNED BY SONNY BARGER on half title page (as Sonny). 259pp. B/w photos. Laid in is a photo of Sonny Barger with another man (perhaps former owner of book). Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking!. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.65 avg rating
(1,904 ratings)

Synopsis:

Everything the public thinks it knows about the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) comes from law enforcement, Hollywood B-movies, tabloid exposes, or exaggerated "I was there" testimonials. Never before has the story of this uniquely American subculture and the wild, dangerous life of quintessential Angel Ralph "Sonny" Barger been chronicled with such hard-hitting honesty and candor--straight from the source. Finally, the Angels' side of the story has been laid out by one of their own.

Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious HAMC, recounting the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent, tumultuous decades that followed. It features a cast of colorful fellow "one-percenters" like Terry the Tramp, Charlie Magoo, and all those who rode alongside Barger throughout the years. 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.

In his own words, Barger recounts his relentless battles against government efforts to destroy the HAMC, explains what happened in the standoff between the Hell's Angels and the 1960s antiwar elite, and tells the real story behind the infamous 1969 Rolling Stones concert at Altamont Raceway, an epochal moment that came to symbolize the end of the sixties. This epic saga provides insight into the personal life of a charismatic visionary who embodies values uniquely American: personal liberty on the open highway, beating the odds, staying on top, and never backing down. Dozens of photos, including many from private collections--as well as images shot by noted photographers--provide added dimensions to this extraordinary tale.

Barger's stories highlight the personal triumphs as well as the rough-and-tumble tragedies of his life: constant battles with law enforcement, incarceration, overcoming throat cancer, love and marriage, and continuing to live the biker life--still crazy after all these years. And Hell's Angel doesn't gloss over heated topics such as violence, drugs, and the strong women who always stood behind Barger and the club. 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. 

 

 

About the Author: Ralph "Sonny" Barger currently lives near Phoenix, Arizona, having moved from his longtime hometown of Oakland. He is now a member of the Cave Creek chapter of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. A master mechanic, he has been technical consultant on several biker films including Hell's Angels on Wheels and Hell's Angels '69, has served time in federal and state penitentiaries, and is developing a movie based on his autobiography. He rides his customized Harley-Davidson every day and bench-presses 285 pounds. Keith and Kent Zimmerman are a unique writing team of twin brothers. They are coauthors of Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, written with John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, a number one bestseller in Britain that was nominated for a Ralph J. Gleason Book Award. "The Zimmermen" also cowrote Daddy-O: Iguana Heads and Texas Tales, which delved into the life of Texas sculptor and photo-realist painter Robert "Daddy-O" Wade.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Hell's Angel : The Life and Times of Sonny ...
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barger, Sonny, Zimmerman, Kent, Zimmerman, Keith
Published by William Morrow (2000)
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP64762496

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barger, Ralph "Sonny"; Zimmerman, Kent; Zimmerman, Keith
Published by HarperCollins Canada / Non-Fiction
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Thrift Books
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Canada / Non-Fiction. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0688176933I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Barger, Ralph "Sonny"; Zimmerman, Kent; Zimmerman, Keith
Published by HarperCollins Canada / Non-Fiction
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Earth Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Canada / Non-Fiction. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0688176933I5N01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sonny Barger, Kent Zimmerman, Keith Zimmerman
Published by William Morrow
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2656887425

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Barger, Sonny; Zimmerman, Kent; Zimmerman, Keith
Published by William Morrow (2000)
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Everything the public thinks it knows about the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) comes from law enforcement, Hollywood B-movies, tabloid exposes, or exaggerated "I was there" testimonials. Never before has the story of this uniquely American subculture and the wild, dangerous life of quintessential Angel Ralph "Sonny" Barger been chronicled with such hard-hitting honesty and candor--straight from the source. Finally, the Angels' side of the story has been laid out by one of their own.Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious HAMC, recounting the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent, tumultuous decades that followed. It features a cast of colorful fellow "one-percenters" like Terry the Tramp, Charlie Magoo, and all those who rode alongside Barger throughout the years. "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.In his own words, Barger recounts his relentless battles against. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0688176933

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Zimmerman, Keith, Zimmerman, Kent, Barger, Sonny
Published by William Morrow (2000)
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Helping Hands Global
(Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, with minimum amount of wear. Same day shipping. Thank you. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000062598

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sonny Barger; Kent Zimmerman; Keith Zimmerman
Published by William Morrow (2000)
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0688176933

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Barger, Ralph;Zimmerman, Keith;Zimmerman, Kent;Barger, Ralph "Sonny"
Published by William Morrow & Co Inc,, New York, New York, U.S.A. (2000)
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Nealsbooks
(Menominee, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow & Co Inc,, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Pages are clean and unmarked. Cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed. Book shows moisture evidence. Binding is tight. 259pp. Bookseller Inventory # 044131

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Barger, Sonny & Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman
Published by William Morrow (2000)
ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books End
(Syracuse, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description William Morrow, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Later Printing. 1 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches; 272 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 219263

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

ISBN 10: 0688176933 ISBN 13: 9780688176938
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookSleuth
(Sanford, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Hells Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0420844

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 39 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book