Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439165963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 567

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An anthology of top-selected Rolling Stone articles offers insight into both the late Thompson's early career and the magazine's fledgling years, in a volume that includes the stories of his infamous Freak Party sheriff campaign and his observations about the Bush-versus-Kerry presidential rivalry. By the best-selling author of The Rum Diary. 100,000 first printing.

Fear And Loathing In America

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068487315X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1584

View: 8740


Letters spanning the years between 1968 and 1976 highlight the author's biting wit, scary powers of observation, and encounters with such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 7659


Records the experiences of a free-lance writer who embarked on a zany journey into the drug culture

The Great Shark Hunt

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 1711


‘Well . . .yes, and here we go again’ Dr Hunter S. Thompson Indeed we do. Here, in one chunky volume, is the best of gonzo. From Private Thompson in trouble with the air force, to the devastating portrait of the ageing Muhammad Ali. Taking in the Kentucky Derby, Freak Power in the Rockies, Nixon in ’68, McGovern in ’72, Fear and Loathing at the Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Great Leap of Faith – and much more. An indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity and horse-sense. ‘Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria’s funeral’ William F. Buckley ‘No other reporter reveals how much we have to fear and loathe, yet does it so hilariously. Now that the dust of the sixties has settled, his hallucinated vision strikes one as having been the sanest’ Nelson Algren

Songs of the Doomed

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743240995

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 2835


A collection of essays by Hunter Thompson that chart the high and low moments of his thirty-year career as a journalist

Fear and Loathing Worldwide

Author: Robert Alexander,Christine Isager

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501333925

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 3831


For more than 40 years, the radically subjective style of participatory journalism known as Gonzo has been inextricably associated with the American writer Hunter S. Thompson. Around the world, however, other journalists approach unconventional material in risky ways, placing themselves in the middle of off-beat stories, and relate those accounts in the supercharged rhetoric of Gonzo. In some cases, Thompson's influence is apparent, even explicit; in others, writers have crafted their journalistic provocations independently, only later to have that work labelled "Gonzo." In either case, Gonzo journalism has clearly become an international phenomenon. In Fear and Loathing Worldwide, scholars from fourteen countries discuss writers from Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australia, whose work bears unmistakable traces of the mutant Gonzo gene. In each chapter, "Gonzo" emerges as a powerful but unstable signifier, read and practiced with different accents and emphases in the various national, cultural, political, and journalistic contexts in which it has erupted. Whether immersed in the Dutch crack scene, exploring the Polish version of Route 66, following the trail of the 2014 South African General Election, or committing unspeakable acts on the bus to Turku, the writers described in this volume are driven by the same fearless disdain for convention and profound commitment to rattling received opinion with which the "outlaw journalist" Thompson scorched his way into the American consciousness in the 1960s, '70s, and beyond.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Other American Stories

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalists

Page: 283

View: 9176


First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Hunter Thompson's corrosively funny account of what happened to this country in the 1960s remains the final word on the highs and lows of that decade.

Kingdom of Fear

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684873249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

View: 2674


The author describes his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism, his campaign for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, and his experience in the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691580

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 8563


The 50th anniversary edition of “the best account yet published of what it feels like to be out there in the middle of the American political process” (The New York Times Book Review) featuring a new foreword from Johnny Knoxville. A half-century after its original publication, Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency—from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon—is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written—and that is just as relevant to the many ills and issues roiling the nation today. As Johnny Knoxville writes in his foreword to this 50th anniversary edition: “Hunter predicted it all.”

Hey Rube

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684873190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 278

View: 6767


Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on ESPN.com, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip.