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Thompson, Hunter S.

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Works: 353 works in 1,644 publications in 22 languages and 47,575 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Drama  History  Action and adventure fiction  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, pan, Performer, Author of introduction, Actor, Other, Artist, Conceptor, Dedicatee, Speaker
Classifications: PN4874.T444, B
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Most widely held works by Hunter S Thompson
Hell's Angels : a strange and terrible saga by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
59 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,414 libraries worldwide
Hell's Angels" was Hunter Thompson's first book, an account of the year that the reporter spent riding with the biker gang, then the very symbol of dangerous counterculture. After writing a piece on the Heirs Angels and other cycle gangs for The Nation, Thompson signed a contract with Ballantine and spent time with "as many vicious thugs as possible." His involvement ended on Labor Day 1966 when a group of Angels "stomped" Thompson, nearly kicking him to death. "Far from being freaks, the Hell's Angels are a logical product of the culture that now claims to be shocked by their existence. The generation represented by the editors of Time has lived so long in a world full of celluloid outlaws hustling toothpaste and hair oil that it is no longer capable of confronting the real thing. For twenty years they have sat with their children and watched yesterday's outlaws raise hell with yesterday's world ... and now they are bringing up children who think Jesse James is a television character." "California, Labor Day weekend ... early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again." Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend
The rum diary : the long lost novel by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
57 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,158 libraries worldwide
A young reporter's life in the 1950s. Paul Kemp breaks into the profession on a newspaper in Puerto Rico and through his eyes are portrayed colorful characters in the days when newspapers flourished
Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
56 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,741 libraries worldwide
From the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election. Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency -- from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon -- is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written. -- Provided by publisher
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
"Bill Clinton would have played the Jew's harp stark naked on 60 Minutes if he thought it would help him get elected. He is the Willy Loman of Generation X, a traveling salesman from Arkansas who has the loyalty of a lizard with its tail broken off and the midnight taste of a man who'd double-date with the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart." So writes famed political analyst Hunter S. Thompson in Better Than Sex, his groundbreaking, breathtaking, and escapading saga of what happens to campaign junkies behind the scenes of a victorious presidential campaign - their orgies, their despair, and finally their terror when they abandon all hope as the forces of darkness close in and make them prisoners in their own White House, where they cry out like doomed animals. As he did in such classics as Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, Hell's Angels, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dr. Thompson has again wandered into the savage vortex of political power, and emerged, barely, with this bizarre tale of life within the Belly of the Great American Beast. Better Than Sex drags you into Mr. Bill's Neighborhood, a world full of fear that stretches from Pennsylvania Avenue to Hollywood to the squalid hills of the Ozarks, where power-crazed monsters like James Carville, Oliver North, and George Stephanopoulos seize control of a nation and wallow unashamed in a Palace of Power where the only governing ethic is raw lust. It is an ugly and disillusioning spectacle, one that only the merciful death of Richard M. Nixon - explored here in all its glorious symbolism - could defuse. Read it and weep, Bubba. We live in an ugly time and Thompson's cruel struggle with his political addiction is a matter of public record
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports desk by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 983 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on ESPN.com, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip
Gonzo : the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson by Alex Gibney( visu )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
1937 : Hunter S. Thompson naît dans une petite ville du Kentucky. 2005 : il met fin à ses jours dune balle dans la tête. Entre temps, il sera devenu une star de la littérature américaine et aura popularisé le "Gonzo" journalisme
The rum diary by Hunter S Thompson( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 libraries worldwide
In 1959, a 22-year-old journalist named Hunter Thompson began his first novel, one that he hoped would "in a twisted way ... do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises did for Paris." But somewhere along the line, the '60s, the Hell's Angels, Las Vegas, and Dick Nixon got in the way. Now, 40 years later, Thompson's tale of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s, is at last available to his legions of fans. In our exclusive interview, Megan Hoak asks the grand old man of gonzo journalism himself about his belated fiction debut, his favorite extracurricular activities, and the current atmosphere of fear and loathing in Washington, D.C
Screw-jack by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 497 libraries worldwide
Collects three short stories in Thompson's unique gonzo style: a chronicle of his first experience with mescaline, the death of a friend, and a letter by the fictitious Raoul Duke
The revolt of the cockroach people by Oscar Zeta Acosta( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 424 libraries worldwide
In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga
Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
73 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Huge bikes, filthy denim and an aura of barely contained violence; the Hell's Angels could paralyse whole towns with fear, so terrible was their reputation. But how much of that reputation was myth and how much was brutal reality? Only one man could discover the truth about these latter-day barbarians; Hunter Stockton Thompson, Dr Gonzo himself, the man who saw the fear and loathing in the heart of the American dream. This counter-culture classic is the hair-raising result
The Harley-Davidson reader by Jean Davidson( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Presents a history of the Harley-Davidson mystique, including stories of the company's birth, the rise of the biker outlaw legend, and the modern-day revival of choppers, bobbers, and "retro rides."
For no good reason ( visu )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
"Experience fifteen years in the life of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson"--Container
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas = angst en walging in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
79 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Een drugsverslaafde sportjournalist is in de gokstad Las Vegas voor het verslaan van een motorrace, maar wordt erg afgeleid door geestverruimende middelen en bizarre ervaringen
Buy the ticket, take the ride ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
The story of the life and death of author Hunter S. Thompson, an American master whose gonzo reportage defined an era, while his depraved appetites forged a legend. Features interviews with Thompson, his childhood friends, his wife and those who worked with him. Includes footage from the biographical films Where the buffalo roam and Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
The great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Ces articles et reportages évoquent aussi bien la campagne de réélection de R. Nixon que des rencontres avec Muhammad Ali ou Jean-Claude Killy et autopsient la mort du rêve américain avec lucidité et ironie.--[Memento]
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
46 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Den amerikanske journalist Hunter S. Thompson beretter; bl.a. om dengang han i 1971 skulle dække en narkotikakonference, samtidigt med at han havde fyldt både sit bagagerum - og sig selv - med stoffer
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam( visu )
44 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Fueled by a suitcase full of pharmaceuticals, journalist Raoul Duke and his sidekick Dr. Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of crazy characters
Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend."--Jacket
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 30 libraries worldwide
In this savage dissection of the American dream, the narrator enters Las Vegas armed with an arsenal of 'heinous chemicals'. His perilous, drug-enhanced confrontations with casino operators, bartenders, police officers and assorted representatives of the Silent Majority have a hallucinatory humour and nightmare terror. Strong language. 1993
Generation of swine : tales of shame and degradation in the '80s by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Points out the evils apparent in everything from the White House to the behavior of television evangelists
 
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Dr. Gonzo 1937-2005
Dr. Gonzo 1939-2005
Duke, Raoul
Duke, Raoul 1937-2005
Duke, Raoul 1939-2005
Gonzo 1937-2005 Doctor
Gonzo 1939-2005 docteur
Gonzo, docteur, 1939-2005
Gonzo, Doctor 1937-2005
Hanter Stokton Tompson
Hanters S. Tomsons
Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author
Hunter S. Thompson americký novinář a spisovatel
Hunter S. Thompson Amerikaans journalist
Hunter S. Thompson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Reporter
Hunter S. Thompson yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja toimittaja
Hunter Stockton Thompson giornalista e scrittore statunitense
Stockton Thompson, Hunter 1939-2005
Thompson, Hunter S.
Thompson, Hunter S. (Hunter Stockton)
Thompson, Hunter Stockton
Thompson, Hunter Stockton 1939-2005
Thompson, Hunther S.
Thompson Hunther Stockton 1939-2005
Thompson, Khanter 1939-2005
Tompson, Khanter
Tompson, Khanter 1937-2005
Tompson, Khanter 1939-2005
Tompsons, Hanters S. 1939-2005
Гантер Томпсон
Гантэр Томпсан
Хантер С. Томпсон
Хантер Стоктон Томпсон американский писатель и журналист, основатель гонзо-журналистики
Хантер Томпсон
Хънтър Томпсън
האנטר ס. תומפסון
תומפסון, האנטר ס.
هانتر اس. تامپسون
هانتر طومسون
हंटर एस. थॉम्पसन
톰슨, 헌터 S
トンプソン, ハンター
トンプソン, ハンター・S
ハンター・S・トンプソン
亨特·斯托克顿·汤普森
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