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Fallen Angel: The Unlikely Rise of Walter Stadnick and the Canadian Hells Angels
by Jerry Langton (Goodreads Author)
Walter Stadnick is not an imposing man. At five-foot-four, his face and arms scarred by fire in a motorcycle accident, he would not spring to mind as a leader of Canada's most notorious biker gang, the Hells Angels. yet through sheer guts and determination, intelligence and luck, this Hamilton-born youth who had the nickname of "Nurget" rose in the Hells Angels ranks to be ...more
ebook, 296 pages
Published December 17th 2009 by John Wiley & Sons
(first published January 1st 2006)
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This book is not well written. The author is a journalist who has no experience in book writing. The good thing is that he admits to it! On the other hand, the book is filled with excellent information on outlaw bikers in Canada. It is a fascinating read!
this romance of riding a motorbike on the open road with a bunch of freedom loving brothers is demystified in this account. Hells Angels are the lords of the underworld and a violent world it is. Everything is so cutthroat and evil in their world. It is quite interesting to learn the way the organization runs, the codes they live by, and what certain things mean. what initially attracted me to them was the alienation and distaste for laws and how they run by there own set of rules. but after rea ...more
It is a very complete profile of the characters involved in the Quebec biker wars of the early 90s. However, the character profiles almost come at a fault as there is such a big supporting cast that we lose track of who's who between cops, Rockers, and Hells Angels. Plus, there are long lapses where we lose all sense of what our Fallen Angel, Walter Stadnick, is doing, or role is in the narrative.