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

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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“Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.
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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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Hunter

The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: E. Jean Carroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933698366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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An unconventional portrait of the iconic gonzo writer known for such works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas recounts the drug- and sex-fueled experiences he shared with the author, drawing on dozens of interviews with his friends, associates and editors. Original.
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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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Gonzo Republic

Hunter S. Thompson's America

Author: William Stephenson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441163425

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Gonzo Republic looks at Hunter S. Thompson's complex relationship with America. Thompson was a patriot but also a stubborn individualist. Stephenson examines the whole range of Thompson's work, from his early reporting from the South American client states of the USA in the 1960s to his twenty-first-century internet columns on sport, politics and 9/11. Stephenson argues that Thompson inhabited, but was to some extent reacting against, the tradition of American individualism begun by the Founding Fathers and continued by Emerson and Thoreau. Thompson sought out the edge-the threshold of chaos and insanity-in order to define himself. His characters enact the same quest, travelling through the surreal landscape of his literary America: the Gonzo Republic.
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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

View: 8179

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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Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson,Beef Torrey,Kevin Simonson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781934110775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

View: 5784

This compilation of selected personal interviews traces the trajectory of Thompson's prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal his determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions, as he discusses his life and work.
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Fear and Loathing

The Strange and Terrible Saga of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Paul Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780859654296

Category: Journalists

Page: 276

View: 3185

Paul Perry takes an unprecedented look at this man who is a horror to some and a hero to others, who regularly trashes the prime directives of reporting - accuracy and objectivity - but who produces some of the sharpest political analysis around.
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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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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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When the going gets weird

the twisted life and times of Hunter S. Thompson :a very unauthorized biography

Author: Peter O. Whitmer

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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A look at the life and lunacy of the well-known journalist traces the people and events that shaped Thompson's life, describing his troubled Kentucky childhood, his life in New York City in the 1950s, his encounters with Kesey and others, and his writing.
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Hunter S. Thompson

An Insider's View of Deranged, Depraved, Drugged Out Brilliance

Author: Jay Cowan

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599219691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Cowan, who was caretaker on Thompson's ranch and a trusted friend, paints a sensitive portrait of a man who redefined participatory journalism, who captured the decadence of the era, and generally consumed more drugs and alcohol than any other living creature on the planet.
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Hunter S. Thompson

The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612196934

Category: Authors, American

Page: 181

View: 8764

More than a decade after his death, Hunter S. Thompson is as popular - and as relevant - as ever. Vigorously political, he both anticipated the situation in Washington now and here, in a collection that ranges from an early conversation with Studs Terkel, to a decade-long exchange with editor David Streitfeld, to his last public interview (no longer available online), his prescience is both exhilarating and profound.
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Gonzo

The Life of Hunter S. Thompson : an Oral Biography

Author: Jann Wenner,Corey Seymour

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 467

View: 2007

Draws on interviews with the revolutionary writer's friends, families, and other intimates to offer insight into his Kentucky childhood, literary achievements, and fast-paced lifestyle that led to his tragic suicide. 75,000 first printing.
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Stories I Tell Myself

Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Juan F. Thompson

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307265358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 587

"An intimate, close-up portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, fearless outlaw journalist, "avenging proxy for the American polity," whose manic first-person articles and exposâes so interwoven with the getting of the story, gave rise to gonzo journalism (gonzagas-"fooled you"; bizarre). A portrait of the man: writer, brother, husband, manic searching soul who grew up with the times he inhabited, and in part created; a portrait most of all of the father: the alcoholic, drug fueled, charismatic, irresponsible, idealistic, sensitive man, by the son who lived through it all and thrived to tell the dangerous, complex, loving tale"--
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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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The Rum Diary

A Novel

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451659717

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2584

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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Ancient Gonzo Wisdom (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Anita Thompson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458779211

Category: Authors, American

Page: 736

View: 7215

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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Freak Kingdom

Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism

Author: Timothy Denevi

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1541767950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price he paid for it Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled cartoon character. This book reclaims him for what he truly was: a fearless opponent of corruption and fascism, one who sacrificed his future well-being to fight against it, rewriting the rules of journalism and political satire in the process. This skillfully told and dramatic story shows how Thompson saw the danger of Richard Nixon early and embarked on a life-defining campaign to stop it. In his fevered effort to expose institutional injustice, Thompson pushed himself far beyond his natural limits, sustained by drugs, mania, and little else. For ten years, he cast aside his old ambitions, troubled his family, and likely hastened his own decline, along the way producing some of the best political writing in our history. This timely biography recalls a period of anger and derangement in American politics, and one writer with the guts to tell the truth.
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Mile Marker Zero

The Moveable Feast of Key West

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307592049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4993

True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America’s southernmost city For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation—one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson—there was another moveable feast: KeyWest, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create themselves. Others just went to disappear—and succeeded. No matter what inspired the trip, Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time, where and when an astonishing collection of artists wove a web of creative inspiration. Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise. Unlike the “Lost Generation” of Paris in the twenties, we have a generation that invented, reinvented, and found itself at the unending cocktail party at the end—and the beginning—of America’s highway. From the Hardcover edition.
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