Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007596715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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‘We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive ...”’
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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 481

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A political journalist presents his frankly subjective observations on the personalities and political machinations of the 1972 presidential campaign.
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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439170231

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 592

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From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. 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, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Jann S. 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. 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 definitive volume of 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.
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Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas #2

Author: Troy Little

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Troy Little's gonzo adaptation of Hunter Thompson's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas is now available in an all-new format. The Village Voice says, ''Cartoonist Troy Little reimagines [the] gonzo tour-de-force in a new graphic novel adaptation... buzzing with manic energy.''
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I, Leonardo

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: N.A

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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The Rum Diary

A Novel

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451659717

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.
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Kingdom of Fear

Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the F

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. 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, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons. Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.
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Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. 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. 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.
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Generation of Swine

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back. Generation of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist’s 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best—covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, 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, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN—24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson—eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.
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Ancient Gonzo Wisdom (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Anita Thompson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458779211

Category: Authors, American

Page: 736

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Provides intimate details about and insights into the life of the eccentric writer and subject of The Gonzo Way through a collection of stories and interviews telling of Thompson's many unique experiences, including receiving a beating from the Hells Angels and running for the position of sheriff of Aspen.
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Hell's Angels

A Strange and Terrible Saga

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

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Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge, and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber.
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Gonzo

The Life of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Corey Seymour,Jann S. Wenner

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316026383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Few American lives are stranger, more action-packed, or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Louisville, Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channeling his energy and insight into such landmark works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - and his singular and provocative style challenged and revolutionized writing. Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed the Good Doctor's friends, family, acquaintances and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger to Ralph Steadman to Jack Nicholson to Jimmy Buffett to Pat Buchanan to Marilyn Manson and Thompson's two wives, son, and longtime personal assistant, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was even more complicated, tormented, and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here in its uncensored glory: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs and booze and guns and explosives and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
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The Joke's Over

Bruised Memories : Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me

Author: Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151012824

Category: Art

Page: 396

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Traces the author's friendship and working relationship with Hunter S. Thompson, discussing their collaborative efforts through Gonzo Journalism while covering such subjects as the civil rights movement and Watergate, in a personal account that also evaluates Thompson's 2005 suicide. 50,000 first printing.
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Baaa

Author: David Macaulay

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

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After the last person has gone from the earth, sheep take over the world, make the same mistakes as humans, and eventually disappear as well.
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The Great Shark Hunt

Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451669259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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The first volume in 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. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, 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. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Modern Library (Hardcover)

ISBN: 9780679602989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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Contains the journalist's classic account of his visit to Las Vegas, and includes three companion pieces
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Gonzo

A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Will Bingley

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419702426

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 180

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Hunter S. Thompson was publicly branded a bum, a thief, a liar, an addict, and a freak. This is a story that charts the now legendary adventures that birthed Gonzo Journalism and catapulted Thompson iconic status.
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Songs of the Doomed

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451669267

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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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. 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. 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. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. 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.
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The Curse of Lono

Author: Hunter S. Thompson,Ralph Steadman

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836548960

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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A wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Hunter S. Thompson's and Ralph Steadman's most eccentric book The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's “coverage” of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, The Curse of Lono features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadmanduo became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter's œuvre, was long out of print, prompting collectors to search high and low for an original copy. TASCHEN's signed, limited edition sold out before the book even hit the stores—this unlimited version, in a different, smaller format, makes The Curse of Lono accessible to everyone.
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Happy Birthday, Jack Nicholson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141022437

Category: Journalists

Page: 54

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Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. High priest of hedonism and godfather of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson was renowned for his counterculture masterpiece Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which described his chemical-addled adventures in 1970s America. Taken from Thompson's brilliantly entertaining autobiography, Kingdom of Fear - the last book published before his death earlier this year - these pieces provide a hilarious but now also painful insight into the life and the mind of a true literary outlaw.
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