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A Wayward Angel: The Full Story of the Hells Angels

A Wayward Angel: The Full Story of the Hells Angels

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by George Wethern, Vincent Colnett
     
 

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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

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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.Until he found himself in reluctant service to the courts, Wethern was the quintessential Angel. One of the West Coast’s top drug dealers, he was a man who loved bikes, fights, women, and drugs; a man who knew the deepest secrets of Angel life. Arrested, strung out, in despair, he bought a precarious freedom by testifying in major trials against Angels members—and then disappeared into the witness protection program. A Wayward Angel is a powerful book, a not-for-the-squeamish portrait of the drug scene and the alienation from modern life in late-twentieth-century California. We witness killings, million-dollar drug deals, and orgy-laced “picnics.” This is a story uniquely American. And it is a terrifying tale—because it’s real.

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"Powerful in its striking reality, A Wayward Angel is not for the squeamish, but the descriptions of the inner codes and working of the club make for a read you can't put down."—Iron Works magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599214634
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
528,726
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

George Wethern, for years an active member of the Hells Angels, turned state’s witness after his arrest on drug and weapons charges, and is today in hiding under an assumed name. Vincent Colnett is an independent journalist and writer.

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