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Thompson, Hunter S.

Works: 321 works in 1,180 publications in 4 languages and 43,565 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Fiction  Drama  Interviews  Experimental fiction  Romans à clef  Film adaptations  Audio adaptations 
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Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Performer, Actor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN4874.T444, B
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Hell's Angels : a strange and terrible saga by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
87 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hell's Angels" was Hunter Thompson's first book, an account of the year that the reporter spent riding with the biker gang, then the very symbol of dangerous counterculture. After writing a piece on the Heirs Angels and other cycle gangs for The Nation, Thompson signed a contract with Ballantine and spent time with "as many vicious thugs as possible." His involvement ended on Labor Day 1966 when a group of Angels "stomped" Thompson, nearly kicking him to death. "Far from being freaks, the Hell's Angels are a logical product of the culture that now claims to be shocked by their existence. The generation represented by the editors of Time has lived so long in a world full of celluloid outlaws hustling toothpaste and hair oil that it is no longer capable of confronting the real thing. For twenty years they have sat with their children and watched yesterday's outlaws raise hell with yesterday's world...and now they are bringing up children who think Jesse James is a television character." "California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again." Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend
The rum diary : the long lost novel by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young reporter's life in the 1950s. Paul Kemp breaks into the profession on a newspaper in Puerto Rico and through his eyes are portrayed colorful characters in the days when newspapers flourished
Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
35 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, these are the articles that Hunter S. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone magazine while covering the 1972 election campaign of President Richard M. Nixon and his unsuccessful opponent, Senator George S. McGovern. Hunter focuses largely on the Democratic Party's primaries and the breakdown of the national party as it splits between the different candidates. With drug-addled alacrity and incisive wit, Thompson turned his jaundiced eye and gonzo heart to the repellent and seductive race for president, deconstructed the campaigns, and ended up with a political vision that is eerily prophetic
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An odyssey through the American electoral process provides insights and observations on the 1992 presidential campaign
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports desk by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip
Gonzo the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces Dr. Thompson's life from his travels with the Hell's Angels, through his various Wild Turkey & drug ingested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society
The rum diary the long lost novel by Hunter S Thompson ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1959, a 22-year-old journalist named Hunter Thompson began his first novel, one that he hoped would "in a twisted way ... do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises did for Paris." But somewhere along the line, the '60s, the Hell's Angels, Las Vegas, and Dick Nixon got in the way. Now, 40 years later, Thompson's tale of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s, is at last available to his legions of fans. In our exclusive interview, Megan Hoak asks the grand old man of gonzo journalism himself about his belated fiction debut, his favorite extracurricular activities, and the current atmosphere of fear and loathing in Washington, D.C
Screw-jack by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects three short stories in Thompson's unique gonzo style: a chronicle of his first experience with mescaline, the death of a friend, and a letter by the fictitious Raoul Duke
Songs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays by Hunter Thompson that chart the high and low moments of his thirty-year career as a journalist
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
45 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a quest by journalist Hunter S. Thompson into the heart of the American Dream - undertaking perilous, drug-enhanced confrontations with casino operators, bartenders, police officers with a special interest in the narcotics problem, and other representatives of the silent majority
The Harley-Davidson reader ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the Harley-Davidson mystique, including stories of the company's birth, the rise of the biker outlaw legend, and the modern-day revival of choppers, bobbers, and "retro rides."
The great Gatsby midnight in Manhattan ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary was produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby on April 10th, 1925. "Midnight in Manhattan" explores the dark, turbulent life and creative spirit of "Gatsby"'s writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It covers his college days at Princeton where he wrote rather than doing coursework and ended up as a dropout.. His unsucessful marriage to Zelda Sayre who eventually was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to multiple hospitals is also addressed. The documentary explores the difficult friendship between Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, which was strained by the mutual dislike between Hemingway and Zelda as well as Hemingway's disgust with how Fitzgerald often changed and twisted his stories to sell to magazines for cash. His final days were effected by this need for cash. He remained married to Zelda despite her residence mental hospitals, and he was often trying to earn money for her medical bills and to support his alcholism which had grown worse and made him increasingly more ill. This exposure of the desperate nature of his last years, living with his mistress and suffering multiple heart attacks, dispels the mythology created by Fitzgerald which glamorized the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. The program includes contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, and writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney. It presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring and complex of American icons
Buy the ticket, take the ride ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the life and death of author Hunter S. Thompson, an American master whose gonzo reportage defined an era, while his depraved appetites forged a legend. Features interviews with Thompson, his childhood friends, his wife and those who worked with him. Includes footage from the biographical films Where the buffalo roam and Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
The great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Watergate, from Hemingway to Brando, and from sharks to drugs
Bunkka by Paul Oakenfold ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After numerous DJ mix albums Paul Oakenfold releases his first solo album. 'Bunkka' features collaborations with various artists including, Nelly Furtado, Tricky, and Ice Cube. The album moves through the different genres that have sculpted Oakenfold's distinctive DJ style, from hip hop, through breaks to trancey dancefloor stormers. The single 'Southern Sun' is also included
The boys on the bus by Timothy Crouse ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols. Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective. Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter
Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend."--Jacket
Wild cards ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of WWII, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Originally published in 1987, the newly expanded saga contains additional original stories by eminent writers
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fueled by a suitcase full of pharmaceuticals, journalist Raoul Duke and his sidekick Dr. Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride in Las Vegas through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of crazy characters
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Alternative Names
Dr. Gonzo 1937-2005
Dr. Gonzo 1939-2005
Duke, Raoul
Duke, Raoul 1937-2005
Duke, Raoul 1939-2005
Gonzo 1937-2005 Doctor
Gonzo 1939-2005 docteur
Gonzo, docteur, 1939-2005
Gonzo, Doctor 1937-2005
Stockton Thompson, Hunter 1939-2005
Thompson, Hunter S.
Thompson, Hunter S. (Hunter Stockton)
Thompson, Hunter Stockton
Thompson, Hunter Stockton 1939-2005
Thompson Hunther Stockton 1939-2005
Thompson, Khanter 1939-2005
Tompson, Khanter
Tompson, Khanter 1937-2005
Tompson, Khanter 1939-2005
Tompsons, Hanters S. 1939-2005
תומפסון, האנטר ס.
トンプソン, ハンター
トンプソン, ハンター・S
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