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Generation of Swine : Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s - Hunter S. Thompson

Generation of Swine

Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s

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Published: 6th November 2003
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Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's bestselling "Gonzo Papers," was first published in 1988 and is now back in print.

Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best -- covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN -- 24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, "Generation of Swine" is vintage Thompson -- eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

"The Detroit News" Thompson's style is still as sharp as it was when he pistol-whipped America into seeing the logic of his doomed, drug-induced vision in "Hell's Angels" and later in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."

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: 9780743250443
ISBN-10: 0743250443
Series: Gonzo Papers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 6th November 2003
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Dimensions (cm): 21.23 x 14.12  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.31