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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 - Hunter S Thompson

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

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Published: 26th June 2012
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Hunter S. Thompson's classic account of the Nixon and McGovern campaigns for the 1972 presidency, "the best account yet published of what it feels like to be out there in the middle of the American political process" (The New York Times Book Review), now with a new Introduction by Matt Taibbi.

Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson's searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency-from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon-is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson "the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism" (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.

"Obscene, horrid, repellent . . . Driving, urgent, candid, searing . . . A fascinating, compelling book." --The New York Post "Some of the finest political and social writing of our times." --The Seattle Times "Thompson should be recognized for contributing some of the clearest, most bracing and fearless analysis of the possibilities and failures of American democracy in the past century." --Chicago Tribune "An American original. He hit the high notes out on the ragged edge, and thousands of us heard him above the canned din of the safe center." --Los Angeles Times "The best stuff on the campaign I've read anywhere." --The Washington Post "The best account yet published of what it feels like to be out there in the middle of the American political process." --The New York Times Book Review Obscene, horrid, repellent . . . Driving, urgent, candid, searing . . . A fascinating, compelling book. The New York Post" Some of the finest political and social writing of our times. The Seattle Times" Thompson should be recognized for contributing some of the clearest, most bracing and fearless analysis of the possibilities and failures of American democracy in the past century. Chicago Tribune" An American original. He hit the high notes out on the ragged edge, and thousands of us heard him above the canned din of the safe center. Los Angeles Times" The best stuff on the campaign I ve read anywhere. The Washington Post" The best account yet published of what it feels like to be out there in the middle of the American political process. The New York Times Book Review"

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: 9781451691573
ISBN-10: 1451691572
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 481
Published: 26th June 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 40