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The best, the fastest, the hippest and the most unorthodox account ever published of the US presidential electoral process in all its madness and corruption.
In 1972 Hunter S. Thompson, the creator and king of Gonzo journalism, covered the US presidential campaign for Rolling Stone magazine alongside the establishment newsmen of Washington.
The result is a classic piece of subversive reportage and a fantastic ride on the rollercoaster of Hunter's uniquely savage imagination.
In his own words, written years before Watergate: 'It is Nixon himself who represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character almost every other country in the world has learned to fear and despise.'
About the Author
Hunter S. Thompson is incomparably the most celebrated exponent of the New Journalism. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and Generation of Swine. Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's best-known cartoonists and illustrators. His books include I, Leonardo and the bestselling illustrated Animal Farm.
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 72 by Hunter S Thompson
This is a great book, it flows very well and has some hilariously funny moments. It provides a great insight into how voting for the president of the USA works.
This book is very easily read and not hard to understand at all.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in american politics and HST in general.
Fear and Loathing
'The best stuff on the campaign I've read anywhere.' Nicholas Von Hoffman, Washington Post 'Obscene, horrid, repellent ! driving, urgent, candid, searing ! a fascinating, compelling book!' New York Post 'Hunter S. Thompson is the most creatively crazy and vulnerable of the New Journalists. His books are brilliant and honorable and valuable ! the literary equivalent of Cubism: all rules are broken.' Kurt Vonnegut Jr 'Gaze in awe ! Hunter Thompson does in his own mad way betray a profound democratic concern for the polity. And in its own mad way, it's darned refreshing.' New York Times 'Shocks you into laughter.' Detroit Free Press 'Unnerving!' Newsweek
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.
ISBN: 9780007204489 ISBN-10: 0007204485 Series: Harper Perennial Modern Classics Audience:
Number Of Pages: 512 Published: 4th April 2005 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.352