Author(s): George Christie
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So many days I felt like a god, drunk with freedom and power, riding a motorcycle I'd crafted with my own two hands with that winged skull on my back. George Christie was president of the notorious Ventura charter of the Hells Angels for three decades. While Sonny Barger was the club's reckless leader, George was the negotiator, the spokesman. In Exile on Front Street he takes us on an action-packed ride through his years as a Hells Angel, from the bloody brawl that started the war with the Mongols to learning that a contract had been taken out on him by the head of the Outlaws. He describes the brotherhood and the betrayals, being targeted by the Feds and his stretches in prison. He also reveals how the club changed, why he decided to leave for the sake of his family and how the leadership turned on him. Now Christie has decided to set the record straight in this hard-hitting account of what it means to be a Hells Angel through good times and bad.
A hard-hitting action-packed life in the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club by one of its highest-profile leaders, and presenter of Outlaw Chronicles.
George Christie served as a Marine reservist and after completing his service became an electrician and communications specialist for the Department of Defense. He 'prospected' for the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in 1975, becoming a full-patch member in 1976. Eventually founding the Ventura chapter and serving as its president for over thirty years, he carried the torch at the 1984 Olympic Games. He also served as the club's international spokesman for more than two decades. He lives in Ojai, CA.