Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

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Aurum, 2009 - Journalists - 428 pages
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PRESS & JOURNALISM. Hunter S. Thompson changed the way we think about journalism. His writing continues to entertain decades after it was published, melding fact and fiction in a supercharged prose style to chronicle his disgraceful drink- and drug- fuelled adventures. His deep love for America informed everything he wrote, and his heartbreak when America disappointed him was devastating. Thompson's masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is a classic of New Journalism, portraying the frenetic and furious journey of Duke (the author's alter ego) as to Sin City with his crazy lawyer and a trunkful of drugs to report on a motorcycle race. Other classic books include Hell's Angels and The Great Shark Hunt. William McKeen became friends with Thompson after writing a monograph on his work.

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OUTLAW JOURNALIST: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

McKeen (Journalism/Univ. of Florida; Highway 61: A Father-and-Son Journey Through the Middle of America, 2003) resurrects the Good Doctor with a solid treatment of his life and work.Since Thompson's ... Read full review

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User Review  - rightantler - LibraryThing

If you know nothing about HST this is the book to read, without a doubt! - very well done Read full review

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About the author (2009)

William McKeen is the author of Highway 61 and editor of Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay. A journalism professor at the University of Florida, he lives with his family near Wacahoota, Florida.

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