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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga Themes

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Themes

Motorcycle Gangs

The text is fundamentally a book-length journalistic report about the Hell's Angels, a motorcycle outlaw gang. The overarching theme of the book is the culture and priorities of motorcycle gangs. The text seeks to answer basic questions by examining the origins of the motorcycle outlaw culture: their development over a period of perhaps twenty years; their goals, aims, and activities; and their significance in a larger social context. The Hell's Angels are the specific focus of the text; but various other motorcycle gangs are mentioned, and some detail on several other gangs is provided. The Hell's Angels' particulars are noted so that they can be isolated from the larger phenomenon.

The text features numerous chapters that discuss the predilections and standard activities of any motorcycle gang. These usually include binge drinking, occasional but heavy drug use, routine violence, and regular expressions of perverse sexuality - including rape...

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