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.
Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist Gonzo Letters Book 2 #ad - Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway.
Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 Gonzo Letters Book 1Ballantine Books #ad - Thompson. Passionate in their admiration, and never anything less than fascinating, merciless in their scorn, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter. Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S.
In letters to a who's who of luminaries from norman mailer to charles kuralt, william styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective.
Generation of Swine: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist The Gonzo Papers Series Book 2Simon & Schuster #ad - From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best―covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr. Like the rise of cable, satellite tv, pat buchanan, and pat robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, and CNN―24 hours of mainline news.
. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson―eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring. Generation of swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist’s 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner.
Generation of Swine: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist The Gonzo Papers Series Book 2 #ad - Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr.
Songs of the Doomed The Gonzo Papers Series Book 3Simon & Schuster #ad - These tales -- often sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time. Songs of the doomed is vintage thompson -- a brilliant, brazen, bawdy compilation of the greatest sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the past thirty years. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane -- and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.
Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 -- thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, " and finally, grappling with the "Dukakis problem, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law.
Songs of the Doomed The Gonzo Papers Series Book 3 #ad - First published in 1990, songs of the doomed is back in print -- by popular demand! In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. With thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style.
Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American CenturySimon & Schuster #ad - Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances. Brilliant, provocative, and brazen, outrageous, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, in his life, and the face of American icons.
Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in rio, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear.
Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century #ad - . The gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.
Call it the evolution of an outlaw.
Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward SSimon & Schuster #ad - From the author of fear and loathing in Las Vegas and father of “Gonzo” journalism comes Hey Rube. Insightful, incendiary, outrageously brilliant, such was the man who galvanized American journalism with his radical ideas and gonzo tactics. With an enlightening foreword by espn executive editor john walsh, hey rube follows thompson through the beginning of the new century, and never-before-published columns, critics' favorites, revealing his queasiness over the 2000 election "rigged and fixed from the start"; his take on professional sports to improve Major League Baseball "eliminate the pitcher"; and his myriad controversial opinions and brutally honest observations on issues plaguing America―including the Bush administration and the inequities within the American judicial system.
Sports, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson devastated his readers with his acerbic wit and uncanny grasp of politics and history. Fear, sex, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing commentary on politics, and action abound in this hilarious, greed, and sports—at times all in the same column.
Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward S #ad - Thompson’s wildly popular ESPN. Com columns. For over half a century, Hunter S. His reign as "the unabomber of contemporary letters" Time is more legendary than ever with Hey Rube.
Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. ThompsonSimon & Schuster #ad - Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure at Rolling Stone—that begin with Thompson’s infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004.
The definitive volume of Hunter S. Jann S. From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine, fear and loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.
Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson #ad - Fear and loathing at rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home. Buy the ticket, take the ride, ” was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. In between is thompson’s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time The Gonzo Papers Series Book 1Simon & Schuster #ad - Ranging in date from the national observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, highly charged entries, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo”—“the Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved, ” which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970
These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Thompson’s largest and, las vegas to Watergate, covering Nixon to napalm, most important work, arguably, Carter to cocaine. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time The Gonzo Papers Series Book 1 #ad - The first volume in Hunter S. Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style. Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The great Shark Hunt is Dr. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters.
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72Simon & Schuster #ad - Hilarious, terrifying, and compulsively readable, insightful, 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. 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. From the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism 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.
Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie The Gonzo Papers series Book 4Ballantine Books #ad - Packed with egocentric anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notes Memorable. Los angeles daily news"what endears Hunter Thompson to anyone who reads him is that he will say what others are afraid to. He is a master at the unlikely but invariably telling line that sums up a political figure.
In a year when all politics is--to much of the public--a tendentious and pompous bore, it is time to read Hunter Thompson. Richmond times-dispatch"while tom Wolfe mastered the technique of being a fly on the wall, Thompson mastered the art of being a fly in the ointment. He made himself a part of every story, made no apologies for it and thus produced far more honest reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth Estate.
Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie The Gonzo Papers series Book 4 #ad - No one can ever match Thompson in the vitriol department, and virtually nobody escapes his wrath. The flint Journal. In better than sex, sacrifice, thompson hits the dusty trail again--without leaving home--yet manages to deliver a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign--in all of its horror, lust, and dubious glory.
Hunter S. Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just-short-of-libel style. Presidential sweepstakes. Thompson isn't afraid to take the hard medicine, nor is he bashful about dishing it out.
Screwjack: A Short StorySimon & Schuster #ad - Thompson’s most searing and unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is simultaneously eerie and feverish, debauched and affecting. An almost unnaturally poignant love story from the father of “Gonzo” journalism and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Mama has gone off to Real Estate School. And after that maybe even to Law School.
Thompson. What makes the romantic short story Screwjack so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching melancholy in its depiction of the modern man's burden: that "we are doomed. Never before—and perhaps never since—has modern man’s melancholia been so vividly revealed in one powerful story. We will never see her again.