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Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976

Author: Hunter S Thompson; Douglas Brinkley
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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In the second of a three-volume collection of the never-before-published letters of the creator of Gonzo journalism, one of the great literary icons of our time presents a truly raw, revolutionary, eyewitness account of the years from 1968 to 1976. Photos throughout. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Hunter S Thompson; Hunter S Thompson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter S Thompson; Douglas Brinkley
ISBN: 0684873168 9780684873169
OCLC Number: 48522551
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 756 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Hunter S. Thompson ; foreword by David Halberstam ; edited by Douglas Brinkley.

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In the second of a three-volume collection of the never-before-published letters of the creator of Gonzo journalism, one of the great literary icons of our time presents a truly raw, revolutionary, eyewitness account of the years from 1968 to 1976. Photos throughout. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years -- addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut -- is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

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