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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone : The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson - Hunter S Thompson

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

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Published: 16th October 2012
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From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of "Gonzo" journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist's finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.

"Buy the ticket, take the ride," was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist's friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles-and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter's storied tenure at Rolling Stone-that begin with Thompson's infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompson's remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson's work published in the magazine, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

"Wenner rolls out only the good stuff . . . You know what they say, "If you got 'em . . . read 'em."" --"Vanity Fair"" "

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson is one of the great cultural figures of his generation. His writing spawned a whole genre (Gonzo journalism) and a myriad of imitators, but he remained the first and the finest - a cult figure whose legacy and influence lives on.

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ISBN: 9781439165966
ISBN-10: 1439165963
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: 16th October 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.5