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Fear and Loathing in America : The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976 - Hunter S Thompson

Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976


Published: 4th December 2001
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Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to "The Proud Highway." When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, "Time" pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; "Rolling Stone" called it "brilliant beyond description"; and "The New York Times" celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction."

Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas;" twisting political reporting to new heights for "Rolling Stone;" and making sense of it all in the landmark "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72." To read Thompson's dispatches from these years -- addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut -- is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

Christopher Buckley The New York Times Book Review Reading Hunter Thompson is like using gasoline for aftershave -- bracing.

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: 9780684873169
ISBN-10: 0684873168
Series: Gonzo Letters
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 4th December 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.7