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


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 2991

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.

The Kentucky Anthology

Two Hundred Years of Writing in the Bluegrass State

Author: Wade Hall

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813128994

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 896

View: 2092

Long before the official establishment of the Commonwealth, intrepid pioneers ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains into an expansive, alluring wilderness that they began to call Kentucky. After blazing trails, clearing plots, and surviving innumerable challenges, a few adventurers found time to pen celebratory tributes to their new homeland. In the two centuries that followed, many of the world’s finest writers, both native Kentuckians and visitors, have paid homage to the Bluegrass State with the written word. In The Kentucky Anthology, acclaimed author and literary historian Wade Hall has assembled an unprecedented and comprehensive compilation of writings pertaining to Kentucky and its land, people, and culture. Hall’s introductions to each author frame both popular and lesser-known selections in a historical context. He examines the major cultural and political developments in the history of the Commonwealth, finding both parallels and marked distinctions between Kentucky and the rest of the United States. While honoring the heritage of Kentucky in all its glory, Hall does not blithely turn away from the state’s most troubling episodes and institutions such as racism, slavery, and war. Hall also builds the argument, bolstered by the strength and significance of the collected writings, that Kentucky’s best writers compare favorably with the finest in the world. Many of the authors presented here remain universally renowned and beloved, while others have faded into the tides of time, waiting for rediscovery. Together, they guide the reader on a literary tour of Kentucky, from the mines to the rivers and from the deepest hollows to the highest peaks. The Kentucky Anthology traces the interests and aspirations, the achievements and failures and the comedies and tragedies that have filled the lives of generations of Kentuckians. These diaries, letters, speeches, essays, poems, and stories bring history brilliantly to life. Jesse Stuart once wrote, “If these United States can be called a body, Kentucky can be called its heart.” The Kentucky Anthology captures the rhythm and spirit of that heart in the words of its most remarkable chroniclers.

The Great Shark Hunt

Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743250450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 602

View: 7373

Brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Watergate, from Hemingway to Brando, and from sharks to drugs.

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641172144

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 4739

Zwölf Monate aus dem Leben des legendären Gonzojournalisten 1972 hat Hunter S. Thompson die Tour des amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes begleitet und in diesem Buch schonungslos Bilanz gezogen. Er enthüllt die Intrigen hinter den Kulissen des Wahlkampfes und entlarvt dabei die Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfes. Ein kritisches Statement, das noch immer Gültigkeit hat.

Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas

Eine wilde Reise in das Herz des Amerikanischen Traumes

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641102510

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3288

Ein journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.


Conspiracy Theory as Art Form

Author: Robert Guffey

Publisher: Trine Day

ISBN: 1936296411

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 2934

Examining nearly every conspiracy theory in the public’s consciousness today, this investigation seeks to link seemingly unrelated theories through a cultural studies perspective. While looking at conspiracy theories that range from the moon landing and JFK’s assassination to the Oklahoma City bombing and Freemasonry, this reconstruction reveals newly discovered connections between wide swaths of events. Linking Dracula to George W. Bush, UFOs to strawberry ice cream, and Jesus Christ to robots from outer space, this is truly an all-original discussion of popular conspiracy theories.

Kezzie of Babylon

Author: Jamie Mason

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1618684728

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7375

The zombie apocalypse begins the same night your stripper-girlfriend skips town with the money you owe your drug dealer. Fortunately, you know a place you and your best (and only) friend Frankenstein can hide out – a marijuana grow-op in the hinterlands of rural British Columbia, presided over by a psychopathic evangelist who calls herself the Angel of Death. Go ahead, take a toke and relax. Everything’s going to work out fine ….

The Bloodline Feud

The Family Trade and The Hidden Family

Author: Charles Stross

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230771734

Category: Fiction

Page: 700

View: 2228

The Bloodline Feud by Charles Stross includes The Family Trade and The Hidden Family - the first two instalments of The Merchant Princes series combined in one volume. Miriam Beckstein is a successful reporter for a hi-tech magazine. So when she discovers a huge money-laundering scam, she thinks she's hit the big time. But when she takes it to her editor, not only is she fired, but she starts to receive death threats. And that's just the beginning. To distract her furious daughter, Miriam's adoptive mother unearths mementos from her real mother, murdered when she was an infant. But these reveal a secret that will ultimately throw entire governments into disarray. For what Miriam thinks is a simple locket has the power to fling her into an alternate timeline. In this less-developed world, knights on horseback wield automatic weapons, and world-skipping assassins lurk - all on the other side of our reality. Here, her true family runs a criminal empire - and they want her back. But Miriam has other plans. Following The Bloodline Feud are two further omnibus volumes, The Traders' War and The Revolution Trade.

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

View: 5021

"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.

Drummer Boy

A Supernatural Thriller

Author: Scott Nicholson

Publisher: Haunted Computer Books

ISBN: 190719097X

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 8351

"Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk." -Stewart O'Nan, A Face in the Crowd "Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares." - Bentley Little, The Postman One misfit kid is all that stands between a sleepy Appalachian Mountain town and a chilling supernatural force. DRUMMER BOY A supernatural thriller On a Blue Ridge Mountain peak, three boys hear the rattling of a snare drum deep inside a cave known as "The Jangling Hole," and the wind carries a whispered name. An old man at the foot of the mountain believes something inside the Hole has been disturbed by a developer's bulldozers. A local reporter is determined to solve the supernatural mysteries that have been shared for generations. Sheriff Frank Littlefield, haunted by past failures, must stand against a public enemy that has no fear of bullets, bars, or justice. On the eve of a Civil War re-enactment, the town of Titusville prepares for a staged battle, but the weekend warriors aren't aware they will soon be fighting an elusive army. A troop of Civil War deserters, trapped in the Hole by a long-ago avalanche, is rising from a dark slumber, and the war is far from over. And one misfit kid is all that stands between a town and the past it wanted to forget... ------------------------ "Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath, Origin "Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero "Scott Nicholson writes with a mixture of H.P. Lovecraft, Manly Wade Wellman, and Clive Barker." - Kevin J. Anderson Keywords: like Stephen King, Joe Hill, horror books, paranormal fiction, suspense, paranormal mystery ebooks, supernatural thriller, ghost story, haunted house story, scary google books, spooky ebooks, Dean Koontz, James Herbert, Blake Crouch, J.A. Konrath, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Nicholson, Robert McCammon,

Innocence and War

Author: Ian Strathcarron

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908493003

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 4232

In 1867 the Daily Alta California commissioned Mark Twain to cover the story of the world’s first luxury cruise, a six-month round tour to the Holy Land from New York on board the Quaker City, an ex-Civil War Mississippi side-wheel paddle steamer. The captain, crew and passengers were highly respectable Presbyterian Christians on a mission; the Islamic Holy Land was under loosening Ottoman control. The interchangeable infidels and zealots saw Mark Twain as a distracting influence and he saw them as a wonderful source of material for comments on the folly of the human condition. The resultant ‘The Innocents Abroad’ was his bestselling book in his lifetime and is still regarded as a classic of travel writing and a masterpiece of satire on political and religious excess. Ian Strathcarron follows Mark Twain and his caravanserai as it sways across the Holy Land and the two writers’ contrasting adventures and observations are told in Innocence and War.

The Lies of Sarah Palin

The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power

Author: Geoffrey Dunn

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429929325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 3093

In The Lies of Sarah Palin, Geoffrey Dunn provides the first full-scale and in-depth political biography of the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska. Based on more than two-hundred interviews---many of them with Republican colleagues and one-time political allies of Palin's---and more than forty-thousand pages of uncovered documents, Dunn chronicles Palin's troubling penchant for duplicity in grim detail, from her dysfunctional childhood in Wasilla through her contentious run for mayor and her failed governorship of Alaska. He also provides the shocking inside story of her betrayal of running mate John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign and her self-serving resignation as governor in July of the following year. Dunn deftly places Palin in the American tradition of right-wing demagogues---from Huey Long to Joe McCarthy---and details her troubling obsession with Barack Obama as it fuels her own political ambitions and a potential run for the presidency in 2012. The Lies of Sarah Palin is a journalistic tour de force that vividly reveals the Queen of the Tea Party movement as a vengeful and manipulative empress without clothes. This is the definitive book on Sarah Palin.


Author: Timothy LaBadie

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462825202

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 8559

VTT is a mind-bending story within a story set in San Francisco and New Orleans in the late 1990s. In this science fiction novel you meet a reincarnated boy who remembers having been killed not so long ago, a voodoo priestess who can shoot sparks from her fingertips, a carnie magician with gold contact lenses who wants to take over the world, a deranged computer technician, a house that sounds like its having an orgasm, a headless goat, a laughing rabbit, and a snake tattoo that crawls. The antihero, Crazy Jack, at age thirty, is on a permanent LSD trip. He lives with his cat in the basement of an old Victorian. Jacks friend Charm is a tattoo artist and free spirit raised in Sebastopol. Binding everything together is a virtual technology that has gone awry. All who even touch it are held captive by it. VTT includes three love stories, two failed marriages, a murder mystery, and as many illusions, delusions, and hallucinations as could possibly fit within its covers. Its a sci-fi adventure that moves characters from one city to another, natural to supernatural, boyhood to adulthood, and mystery to enlightenment. There is something here for everyone.

Reaping the Wind

How Mechanical Wizards, Visionaries, and Profiteers Helped Shape Our Energy Future

Author: Peter Asmus

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597262606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 4998

From the solitary windmill standing sentry over a rural homestead to the sleek machinery of a modern wind farm, windmills are a powerful symbol of self-reliance and human ingenuity. Once the province of backyard tinkerers and eccentric inventors, they have over the past two decades entered the mainstream to be embraced by environmentalists, venture capitalists, and policymakers alike. But reaching that point wasn't easy.In Reaping the Wind, journalist Peter Asmus tells the fascinating and convoluted history of commercial wind power in the United States. He introduces readers to maverick scientists and technologists who labored in obscurity, to entrepreneurs and visionary capitalists who believed that a centuries-old idea could be made feasible in the modern world, and to enterprising financial advisers and investors who sought to exploit the last great tax shelter in federal history. Beginning with the early pioneers, from William Heronemus, a former U.S. Navy captain who dreamt of huge floating wind farms off the coast of New England, to the $40 million success story of Jim Dehlsen of Zond, he offers an animated narrative that profiles the colorful cast of characters involved with the development of the American wind power industry.Reaping the Wind is both engaging and instructive, with information about the technologies and policies that drive the industry and give it promise interwoven with the human story of the struggle to develop -- against great odds -- reliable, clean energy from a source as unpredictable and seemingly uncontrollable as the wind. Anyone interested in renewable energy or the human and political drama behind the development of new technologies will find the book an engrossing and enlightening read.

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

View: 1423

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.

Königreich der Angst

Aus dem Leben des letzten amerikanischen Rebellen

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641097266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 5888

In seinen endlich auch auf Deutsch vorliegenden Memoiren lässt Hunter S. Thompson noch einmal sein turbulentes Leben Revue passieren. Von seinen Anfängen als aufsässiger Jugendlicher in Louisville über unzählige Exzesse bis hin zu seinen legendären politischen Aktivitäten ist Königreich der Angst nicht zuletzt eine gnadenlose Abrechnung mit der gegenwärtigen amerikanischen Administration.


10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht

Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257829

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 1927

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

Wonderfully Weird World

Author: Ray Schar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453539484

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

View: 4800

This book is a collection of some of the authors short stories, a novellette, an article on the meaning of 2012, and some unedited letters to the editor of the Trinity Journal, a Weaverville CA based weekly publication. The author is currently working on more stories, a novel, a screenplay, and a non-fiction book, hoping to finish before the world ends.

A Game for Hooligans

The History of Rugby Union

Author: Huw Richards

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780573286

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 7276

Rugby union has undergone immense change in the past two decades - introducing a World Cup, accepting professionalism and creating a global market in players - yet no authoritative English-language general history of the game has been published in that time. Until now. A Game for Hooligans brings the game's colourful story up to date to include the 2007 World Cup. It covers all of the great matches, teams and players but also explores the social, political and economic changes that have affected the course of rugby's development. It is an international history, covering not only Britain and France but also the great rugby powers of the southern hemisphere and other successful rugby nations, including Argentina, Fiji and Japan. Contained within are the answers to many intriguing questions concerning the game, such as why 1895 is the most important date in both rugby-union and rugby-league history and how New Zealand became so good and have remained so good for so long. There is also a wealth of anecdotes, including allegations of devil-worship at a Welsh rugby club and an account of the game's contribution to the Cuban Revolution. This is a must-read for any fan of the oval ball.

The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

Author: Philip K. Dick,Pamela Jackson,Jonathan Lethem

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547549253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 944

View: 4567

Based on thousands of personal notes, letters and other written sources, a definitive presentation of the late science-fiction and metaphysical author's unpublished masterwork offers insight into his life-long exploration of the nature of reality and perception and the relationship between humanity and the divine.