The only authorized, authentic book about the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club by founding member, Sonny Barger—featuring a brand new introduction
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.
About the Author
Ralph "Sonny" Barger is the author of Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. A master mechanic who has owned and operated his own bike shops, he currently lives in Arizona, where he rides every day.
“Maybe the baddest man on two wheels.”
— Rolling Stone
“Hell’s Angel chieftain Ralph ‘Sonny’ Barger has led one interesting, bad-to-the-bone life.”
— Seattle Times
“Barger’s autobiography is about as subtle as a kick in the groin, and that’s what’s so refreshing about it.”
— San Francisco Chronicle
“One of the best books of the year.”
“The hombre who gave you motorcycle culture…The biker style that Barger originated remains timeless.”
— Chicago Tribune
“Not your ordinary book…A peek at another side of America.”
— Tulsa World
“A ripping good read…as gripping a tale as you would expect from the most famous pack of all time.”
— New Times Los Angeles
“Barger paints an engrossing picture of a distinctive subculture that receives precious little literary attention.”