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The great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time

Author: Hunter S Thompson
Publisher: New York : Summit Books, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Hunter S.
Great shark hunt.
New York : Summit Books, ©1979
(OCoLC)756459545
Named Person: Hunter S Thompson; Hunter S Thompson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0671400460 9780671400460
OCLC Number: 4664621
Notes: "A Rolling Stone Press book."
Description: 602 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Hunter S. Thompson.

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"The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed "gonzo" - "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved," which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s".

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