RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 66392892 LA English T1 The joke's over : bruised memories : Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and me A1 Steadman, Ralph., PB Harcourt PP Orlando YR 2006 SN 0151012822 9780151012824 AB In the spring of 1970, British artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former associate of the Hell's Angels, one Hunter S. Thompson. Their working relationship resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism. This book tells the inside story of a remarkable collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the civil rights movement, the Nixon years, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and understanding.--From publisher description.