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Fear and loathing at Rolling Stone : the essential writing of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Hunter S Thompson; Jann Wenner
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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An anthology of top-selected "Rolling Stone" articles offers insight into both the late Thompson's early career and the magazine's fledgling years, in a volume that includes the stories of his infamous Freak Party sheriff campaign and his observations about the Bush-versus-Kerry presidential rivalry.
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Hunter S Thompson; Hunter S Thompson; Jann Wenner; Hunter S Thompson; Jann Wenner; Hunter S Thompson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter S Thompson; Jann Wenner
ISBN: 9781439165959 1439165955 9781439170236 1439170231
OCLC Number: 424555478
Description: xi, 572 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The battle of Aspen : freak power in the Rockies : October 1, 1970 --
Strange rumblings in Aztlan : the murder of Ruben Salazar : April 29, 1971 --
Memo from the sports desk : the so-called "Jesus freak" scare : September 2, 1971 --
Fear & loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream, part II, by Raoul Duke : November 25, 1971 --
The campaign trail : Is this trip necessary? : January 6, 1972 --
The campaign trail : The million-pound shithammer : February 3, 1972 --
The campaign trail : Fear and loathing in New Hampshire : March 2, 1972 --
The campaign trail : The view from Key Biscayne : March 16, 1972 --
The campaign trail : The banshee screams in Florida : April 13, 1972 --
The campaign trail : Bad news from Bleak House : total failure in Milwaukee, with a few quick thoughts on the shocking victory of Double-George : April 27, 1972 --
The campaign trail : More late news from Bleak House : May 11, 1972 --
The campaign trail : Crank-time on the low road : June 6, 1972 --
The campaign trail : Fear and loathing in California : traditional politics with a vengeance : July 6, 1972 --
The campaign trail : In the eye of the hurricane : July 20, 1972 --
The campaign trail : Fear & loathing in Miami : old bulls meet the butcher : August 17, 1972 --
The campaign trail : More fear and loathing in Miami : Nixon bites the bomb : September 28, 1972 --
The campaign trail : The fat city blues : October 26, 1972 --
Ask not for whom the bell tolls --
: November 9, 1972 --
Memo from the sports desk & rude notes from a decompression chamber in Miami : August 2, 1973 --
Fear and loathing at the Watergate : Mr. Nixon has cashed his check : September 27, 1973 --
Fear and loathing at the Super Bowl : February 28, 1974 --
Fear and loathing in limbo : the scum also rises : October 10, 1974 --
Interdicted dispatch from the Global Affairs Desk : May 22, 1975 --
Fear & loathing on the campaign trail '76 : third-rate romance, low-rent rendezvous : June 3, 1976 --
Fear & loathing in the graveyard of the weird : the banshee screams for buffalo meat : December 15, 1977 --
Last tango in Vegas : fear and loathing in the near room and the far room : May 4 and May 18, 1978 --
A dog took my place : July 21, 1983 --
The taming of the shrew : May 30, 1991 --
Fear and loathing in Elko : January 23, 1992 --
Mr. Bill's neighborhood : September 17, 1992 --
Letter to William Greider : January 27, 1994 --
He was a crook : June 16, 1994 --
Polo is my life : fear and loathing in horse country : December 15, 1994 --
Memo from the National Affairs Desk. To: Dollar Bill Greider : August 24, 1995 --
Memo from the National Affairs Desk. To: Jann S. Wenner : August 8, 1996 --
The shootist : a short tale of extreme precision and no fear : September 18, 1997 --
Memo from the National Affairs Desk: More trouble in Mr. Bill's neighborhood : March 19, 1998 --
Hey rube! I love you : eerie reflections on fuel, madness & music : May 13, 1999 --
The fun-hogs in the passing lane : November 11, 2004 --
Postscript : letter from HST to JSW.
Other Titles: Rolling stone (San Francisco, Calif.)
Responsibility: edited and with a foreword by Jann S. Wenner ; and with an introduction by Paul Scanlon.

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This definitive, hand-picked selection of Thompson's finest pieces ever published in "Rolling Stone" showcases the evolution of a writer and a magazine. The result is a vital inside glimpse of the  Read more...

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At his best he has the kind of trenchant, mordant wit of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain. "Houston Chronicle""

 
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