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Revolt Of The Cochroach People : Vintage Ser. - Oscar Zeta Acosta

Revolt Of The Cochroach People

Vintage Ser.

Paperback Published: 1st August 1989
ISBN: 9780679722120
Number Of Pages: 262

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The further adventures of " Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the " cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles.
Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's " Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge.
In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of " chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.

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"Acosta has entered counterculture folklore: " -- Saturday Review of Literature

ISBN: 9780679722120
ISBN-10: 0679722122
Series: Vintage Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 1st August 1989
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1

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