RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50919989 LA English T1 The kingdom of fear : loathsome secrets of a star-crossed child in the final days of the American century A1 Thompson, Hunter S., PB Simon & Schuster PP New York YR 2003 SN 0684873230 9780684873237 0684873249 9780684873244 071399729X 9780713997293 AB 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.