Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club - SIGNED BY BARGER AND 20 OF HIS OAKLAND HELL S ANGELS - Ralph Sonny Barger 2000 - William Morrow Inc., New York - First Edition Signed and inscribed by Sonny Barger ‘To Dave’, his lawyer, and signed by an additional 20 Hell’s Angels, including many of the main protagonists from Hell’s Angels Oakland (HAMCO) - ‘Cisco’ Valderrama [page 83 and others]; Timothy ‘Fuzzy’ Timms [93]; Bobby ‘the Durt’ England [99]; Michael Malve [93]; ‘Flash’ Gordon Grow [93]; ‘Big Al’ Perryman [74]; Edward James ‘Deakon’ Proudfoot [93]; ‘Guinea’ Colucci [93]; Mike Musick [215]; Gary ‘Lurch’ Burkett [244]; and other giants of the club not mentioned in the book including Raymond ‘Boomer’ Baker (1940-2011); Lee ‘Hamco’ Staskunas; Wild Willy; Bert (Stefanson?); Darrell (Shay?); Sam ’Loyalties not Royalties’; and several signatures which are indecipherable.

Barger’s tale reads like that of a businessman building his empire. Starting with his foundation of the the Oakland, California, U.S. chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in 1958, he is responsible for pulling the disparate clubs together in the 1960's and unleashing them throughout North America as a formidable and disciplined organization with management structure, rules, voting rights (rites), and rather a lot of unsavoury offsite activities.
  It is a fascinating look inside the workings of a very successful enterprise, worth reading as a counterpoint to the romanticised view portrayed by Hunter S. Thompson in his own first novel Hell’s Angels.

Large octavo (book size 23.9x16.3cm), pp. [12] 259 [1]. In publisher’s black cloth over black paper covered boards, spine lettered in silver. Dust jacket priced ‘USA $24.00 Canada $36.50’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.   Ref: 111450   Price: HK$ 5,000