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The kingdom of fear : loathsome secrets of a star-crossed child in the final days of the American century

Author: Hunter S Thompson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thompson, Hunter S.
Kingdom of fear.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2003
(OCoLC)606928541
Named Person: Hunter S Thompson; Hunter S Thompson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0684873230 9780684873237 0684873249 9780684873244
OCLC Number: 50919989
Description: xxii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Timothy Ferris --
Memo / the Sports desk --
Part 1 --
When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro --
Mailbox: Louisville, summer of 1946 --
Would you do it again? --
Witness --
There Is No Such Thing As Paranoia --
Strange lusts and terrifying memories --
Rape in Cherokee Park --
God might forgive you, but I won't --
New dumb --
In The Belly Of The Beast --
Sally loved football players --
Paris Review #156 --
What marijuana? --
Lynching in Denver --
Felony murder law-don't let this happen to you --
Jesus hated bald pussy --
Part 2 --
Politics Is The Art Of Controlling Your Environment --
Running for sheriff: Aspen 1970 --
Sunday night at the Fontainebleu --
Memo from the sheriff --
Dealing with the DA-before and after --
Saturday night in Aspen --
Witness II --
Seize The Night --
Night manager --
16 Alexander --
Where were you when the fun stopped? --
September 11, 2001 --
Speedism --
Rules of driving fast --
Song of the sausage creature --
Lion and the Cadillac --
Geerlings & the war minister's son --
Yesterday's weirdness is tomorrow's reason why --
Letter to John Walsh --
Part 3 --
Foreign Correspondent --
May you live in interesting times --
Last days of Saigon --
One hand clapping --
Invasion of Grenada --
Ambassador to Cuba --
Witness III --
Letter from lawyer Goldstein --
It Never Got Weird Enough For Me --
Fear and loathing in Elko --
Heeere's Johnny! --
Kiss, kiss --
War on fat --
Welcome to the Fourth Reich --
Amor Vincit Omnia --
White helicopter --
Hey Rube, I love you --
Fear and loathing at the taco stand.
Responsibility: Hunter S. Thompson.

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The personal story of the author of Fear and Loathing in America profiles him as a rebel and non-conformist, describing his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism,  Read more...
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<i>The Washington Post</i> He amuses; he frightens; he flirts with doom. His achievement is substantial.

 
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