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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."

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): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.31

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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