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Outlaw journalist : the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When Hunter S. Thompson was on, there was no one better at capturing who Americans were and what America was, be it in politics, at the Kentucky Derby, or in the Hells Angels' lair. William McKeen became friends with Thompson after writing a monograph on his journalism. McKeen now has interviewed many of Thompson's associates who wouldn't speak before, from childhood friends to colleagues, to assistants who sat  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hunter S Thompson; Hunter S Thompson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William McKeen
ISBN: 9780393061925 0393061922
OCLC Number: 220097587
Description: xvii, 428 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Getting away with it --
Square peg, round hole --
The dark thumb of fate --
A natural ingrate --
Observer --
Stranger in a strange land --
Among the angels --
American dream --
Epiphany --
Freak power --
Making a beast of himself --
Truth is never told in daylight --
Celebrity --
Casualties of war --
Thompson's Island --
The genetic miracle --
Homecoming --
Man of letters.
Other Titles: Life and times of Hunter S. Thompson
Responsibility: William McKeen.
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McKeen gets behind the drinking and drugs to show the inventor of Gonzo journalism--Hunter S. Thompson--as never before: one who was happy to be considered an outlaw but viewed journalism as his  Read more...

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