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Thompson, Hunter S.

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Works: 316 works in 1,184 publications in 13 languages and 40,487 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Drama  Fiction  History  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, pan, Performer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Actor, Speaker, Artist, Other
Classifications: PN4874.T444, 070.92
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Hell's Angels : a strange and terrible saga by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
65 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,606 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 )
82 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,373 libraries worldwide
The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,198 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."
Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and German and held by 907 libraries worldwide
A political journalist presents his frankly subjective observations on the personalities and political machinations of the 1972 Democratic presidential primaries and the subsequent campaign between nominee George McGovern and incumbent Richard Nixon
Gonzo : the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson by Alex Gibney( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Traces Dr. Thompson's life from his travels with the Hell's Angels, through his various Wild Turkey & drug ingested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society
The rum diary by Hunter S Thompson( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 540 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 )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 507 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
Songs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and French and held by 450 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays by Hunter Thompson that chart the high and low moments of his thirty-year career as a journalist
The Harley-Davidson reader ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 231 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."
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
This is a quest by journalist Hunter S. Thompson into the heart of the American Dream - undertaking perilous, drug-enhanced confrontations with casino operators, bartenders, police officers with a special interest in the narcotics problem, and other representatives of the silent majority
Buy the ticket, take the ride ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 182 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
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam( visu )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 146 libraries worldwide
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychadelic escapades
The boys on the bus by Timothy Crouse( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols. Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs
Bunkka by Paul Oakenfold( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 110 libraries worldwide
After numerous DJ mix albums Paul Oakenfold releases his first solo album. 'Bunkka' features collaborations with various artists including, Nelly Furtado, Tricky, and Ice Cube. The album moves through the different genres that have sculpted Oakenfold's distinctive DJ style, from hip hop, through breaks to trancey dancefloor stormers. The single 'Southern Sun' is also included
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
This first volume of the Fear and Loathing Letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955 - when Hunter S. Thompson was a wise (perhaps too wise) teenager in Louisville - and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity (and nearly resulted in his death). In the intervening years, Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable vista of the America of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail, a rude wit, and a brutal take on any and all pretenders, Thompson's missiles pierce pomposity and rattle the soul. Whether written to his mother, Virginia, or to such luminaries as Charles Kuralt, Philip Graham, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Carey McWilliams, Lyndon Johnson, and Joan Baez, the letters represent the evolution of an American original, a singular voice defying an era of banality
Hell's Angels : a strange and terrible saga by Hunter S Thompson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
This is Thompson's up-close and personal look at the infamous motorcycle gang during the time when its moniker was most feared
Kerouac-- kicks, joy, darkness by Jack Kerouac( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
"Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend."--Jacket
Generation of swine : tales of shame and degradation in the '80s by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Points out the evils apparent in everything from the White House to the behavior of television evangelists
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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
Hunter S. Thompson americký novinář a spisovatel
Hunter S. Thompson Amerikaans journalist
Hunter S. Thompson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Reporter
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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English (488)
German (19)
French (11)
Italian (5)
Russian (4)
Hungarian (3)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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