Thompson, Hunter S.
Most widely held works about Hunter S Thompson
Most widely held works by Hunter S Thompson
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
175 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 3,190 libraries worldwide
In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior--for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.
Hell's Angels : a strange and terrible saga by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 1,780 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.
Generation of swine : tales of shame and degradation in the '80s by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
25 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,683 libraries worldwide
Points out the evils apparent in everything from the White House to the behavior of television evangelists.
The rum diary : the long lost novel by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
46 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,504 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.
The kingdom of fear : loathsome secrets of a star-crossed child in the final days of the American century by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
21 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking-in his journalism, in his life, and of the law-changed the shape of American letters and the face of American icons. Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Thompson's life as a rebel-from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flouting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson's legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O'Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.
Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
25 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
The great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,373 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.
Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
27 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,291 libraries worldwide
"Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend."--Jacket.
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
An odyssey through the American electoral process provides insights and observations on the 1992 presidential campaign.
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
This first volume of the Fear and Loathing Letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955 - when Hunter S. Thompson was a wise (perhaps too wise) teenager in Louisville - and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity (and nearly resulted in his death). In the intervening years, Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable vista of the America of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail, a rude wit, and a brutal take on any and all pretenders, Thompson's missiles pierce pomposity and rattle the soul. Whether written to his mother, Virginia, or to such luminaries as Charles Kuralt, Philip Graham, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Carey McWilliams, Lyndon Johnson, and Joan Baez, the letters represent the evolution of an American original, a singular voice defying an era of banality.
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports desk by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on ESPN.com, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip.
Songs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
The noted journalist and political and social commentator recalls significant moments in his life and in the country's life.
Gonzo the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 572 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 curse of Lono by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
The gonzo master's take on his two trips to Hawaii.
Screw-jack by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 454 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 by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane. These tales, often sleazy, brutal and cride--are only the tip of what Hollywood mogul Jack Nicholson called "the most affling human iceber of our time."\\Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York in the '50's riding with the Hell's Angels in the '60's, investiating Las Vegas sleaZe in the '70's, grappling with the Dukakis Problem in the '80s, and finally, in a morbid flashback titled "Character Is Destiny", leaving little hope for the'90s.\\Here with insight and integrity, brilliance and savagery, the prince of Gonzo journalism charts our long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle.
Ancient Gonzo wisdom : interviews with Hunter S. Thompson by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Bristling with inspired observations and wild anecdotes, this first collection offers a unique insight into the voice and mind of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded in the pages of Playboy, The Paris Review, Esquire, and elsewhere. Fearless and unsparing, the interviews detail some of the most storied episodes of Thompson's life: a savage beating at the hands of the Hells Angels, talking football with Nixon on the 1972 Campaign Trail ("the only time in 20 years of listening to the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn't lying"), and his unlikely run for sheriff of Aspen. Elsewher.
Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson is the first compilation of selected personal interviews that traces the trajectory of his prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal Thompson's determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions as he discusses his life and work. --from publisher description.
Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson ( Book )
40 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Thompson's chronicle of time spent with the notorious motorcycle gang in the mid-60's.
The Harley-Davidson reader ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 205 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.".
Adventure stories Audiobooks Authors, American Biographical films Biographical television programs Biography California Cartoonists Clinton, Bill,--1946- Documentary films Drama Drug abuse Experimental fiction Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Friendship Great Britain Harley-Davidson motorcycle Hawaii Hell's Angels History Hoodlums Interviews Journalists Motion pictures Motorcycle gangs Nevada--Las Vegas Nonfiction films Political campaigns Political culture Political science Popular culture Presidents--Election Puerto Rico--San Juan Records and correspondence Short stories Social history Sports Steadman, Ralph Style, Literary Subculture Surrealism Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Thompson, Hunter S Travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Dr. Gonzo 1937-2005
Duke, Raoul 1937-2005
Gonzo, Doctor 1937-2005
Pseud. Duke, Raoul 1939-2005
Stockton Thompson, Hunter 1939-2005
Thompson, Hunter S. (Hunter Stockton)
Thompson, Hunter Stockton
Thompson, Hunter Stockton, 1939-2005
Thompson, Hunther S.
Thompson, Hunther Stockton 1939-2005
Tompson, Khanter 1937-2005
Tompson, Khanter 1939-2005
תומפסון, האנטר ס.Томпсон, Хантер С
תומפסון, האנטר ס
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