Fear And Loathing In America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 13, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 756 pages
Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction."

Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years -- addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut -- is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

Provocative and revealing, Fear and Loathing in America cements Hunter S. Thompson's reputation as one of the great literary and cultural icons of our time -- the only man alive to have ridden with both the Hell's Angels and Richard Nixon.

 

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN AMERICA: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976

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A mad symphony that plays harmoniously on the discordant strings of Thompson's wild life.Thompson (The Rum Diary, 1998, etc.) is best known as the creator of Gonzo Journalism, and his letters display ... Read full review

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Anyone coming to the game at this point to buy this book has a damn good idea of what they have in store for them. I just finished pouring through this monster and it was a real slog in several spots ... Read full review

Contents

1969
151
1970
245
1971
347
505
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Foreword by David Halberstam xi
xi
Authors Note by Hunter S Thompson xxiii
xxiii
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151
245
245
347
347
The Fear and Loathing in America Honor Roll 731
731
Index 744
744
About the Author 757
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Hunter S. Thompson's books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex, Screwjack, and The Rum Diary. A regular contributor to various national and international publications, Thompson now lives in a fortified compound near Aspen, Colorado.

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