Gonzo Science

Anomalies, Heresies, and Conspiracies

Author: Jim Richardson,Allen Richardson

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616406232

Category: Science

Page: 318

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True believers and skeptics beware: what you know about science may be wrong. Science commentators Jim and Allen Richardson are more faithful than the believers and more skeptical than the skeptics -- and they're funnier, too.
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The Gonzo Way

Author: Anita Thompson

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555916220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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The writer Tom Wolfe once described Hunter S. Thompson as the finest comic writer of the 20th century. Thompson was this and more, an apt observer of the American scene for almost four decades, the founding father of Gonzo journalism, and an inspiration to many. Through his writings, Thompson examined the loss of American innocence in the latter part of the 20th century, all the while holding up those deserving of contempt for closer examination and espousing (and exemplifying) what it meant to be a citizen at the end of the American Century. With his death, a vacuum was created that remains to be filled. Anita Thompson explores the legacy of her late husband as a writer and as a citizen, through her own words and through interviews with those who knew him best including Johnny Depp, Ed Bradley, Doug Brinkley, Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, Senator George McGovern, and others.
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Gonzo Judaism

A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith

Author: Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822313

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Here is a book that is both clarion call for a new Jewish agenda and a blueprint for an adventurous but genuine path toward spiritual growth and religious wisdom. Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein, founder and Rabbi Emeritus of The New Shul in New York City, says that most conventional Jewish institutions are out-of-touch and have relied too much on nostalgia, guilt, and fear—none of which resonate with modern Jews. He challenges Jews to adopt the "gonzo" spirit—the rebellious, risk-taking attitude associated with the gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson—and to take creative, innovative steps to reshape and revitalize contemporary Judaism. Goldstein urges readers to take a fresh look at Judaism, to become educated about its history and tradition, to discover what is authentic, yet what also feels spiritually relevant and meaningful, and to create a Jewish culture and community rooted in affirmation, joy, and celebration. He provides a wealth of information on numerous organizations, institutions, synagogues, grassroots groups, and networks that can help get you started on the gonzo path. To learn more about the author, visit his website at www.nilesgoldstein.com.
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Gonzo Republic

Hunter S. Thompson's America

Author: William Stephenson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441159223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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The first academic book on Thompson in twenty years, designed for both students and scholars. >
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Gonzo Gizmos

Projects and Devices to Channel Your Inner Geek

Author: Simon Quellen Field

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569766789

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Step-by-step instructions to building more than 30 fascinating devices are included in this book for workbench warriors and grown-up geeks. Detailed illustrations and diagrams explain how to construct a simple radio with a soldering iron, a few basic circuits, and three shiny pennies. Instructions are included for a rotary steam engine that requires a candle, a soda can, a length of copper tubing, and just 15 minutes. To use optics to roast a hot dog, no electricity or stove is required, just a flexible plastic mirror, a wooden box, a little algebra, and a sunny day. Also included are experiments most science teachers probably never demonstrated, such as magnets that levitate in midair, metals that melt in hot water, a Van de Graaff generator made from a pair of empty soda cans, and lasers that transmit radio signals. Every experiment is followed by an explanation of the applicable physics or chemistry.
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Ancient Gonzo Wisdom

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033052531X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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Bristling with inspired observations and wild anecdotes, this collection offers unique insight into the voice and mind of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded over the decades in the pages of Playboy, the Paris Review, Esquire, in various lectures, and in television appearances, many in print for the first time. Fearless and unsparing, the interviews detail some of the most storied episodes of Thompson’s life: his savage beating at the hands of the Hell’s Angels, his talking football with Nixon on the 1972 Campaign Trail (‘the only time in twenty years of listening to the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn’t lying’); his razor-sharp insight into the Bush–Cheney administration, his unlikely run for Sheriff of Aspen, and his successful public battle, during the last years of his life, to free an innocent woman from prison. In addition, Hunter Thompson’s passionate tirades about journalism, culture, drugs, guns, and the law showcase his singular voice at its fiercest. Complete with an exclusive introduction by author, journalist, and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens, Ancient Gonzo Wisdom genuinely embraces the brilliance of Hunter S. Thompson – his life, his voice, and his legacy – to provide an enduring portrait of the great gonzo journalist. ‘Four years after his death, the rapid-fire wit and venom of Thompson’s writing is undiminished. Ancient Gonzo Wisdom features classic HST interviews’ GQ
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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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Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Jann Wenner,Corey Seymour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748108491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 4000

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Few American lives are stranger or wilder than that of Hunter S. Thompson. Born a rebel in Kentucky, Thompson spent a lifetime channelling his energy into such landmark works as FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS - and his provocative style revolutionised writing. Now, for the first time ever, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour have interviewed Thompson's friends, family and colleagues and woven their memories into a brilliant oral biography. From Hell's Angels leader Sonny Barger, to Ralph Steadman, to Jack Nicholson, more than 100 members of Thompson's inner circle bring into vivid focus the life of a man who was more complicated and talented than any previous portrait has shown. It's all here: the creative frenzies, the love affairs, the drugs, booze and guns, and, ultimately, the tragic suicide. As Thompson was fond of saying, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
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Waiting for Gonzo

Author: Dave Cousins

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192745476

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Meet Oz ...he's got a talent for trouble but his heart's always in the right place (well, nearly always). Uprooted from his friends and former life, Oz finds himself stranded in the sleepy village of Slowleigh. When a joke backfires on the first day at his new school, Oz attracts the attention of Isobel Skinner, the school psycho - but that's just the beginning. After causing an accident that puts his mum in hospital, Oz isn't exactly popular at home either. His older sister's no help, but then she's got a problem of her own ...one that's growing bigger by the day. Oz knows he's got to put things right, but life isn't that simple, especially when the only people still talking to you are a hobbit-obsessed kid and a voice in your own head! Packed with action, heart and humour, Waiting for Gonzo takes you for a white-knuckle ride on the Wheel of Destiny as it careers out of control down the Hillside of Inevitability. The question is, do you go down laughing? Or grit your teeth and jump off?
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Gonzo's Little Book of Motivation

Author: David A. Kelly

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467080330

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 204

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Gonzo's Little Book of Motivation is the perfect tool to help energize you to achieve your dreams. Each of us has the innate ability and talent to accomplish great things. Unfortunately, too often we give in to our self-doubts or the well-meaning “advice” of people who are close to us. Allowing this approach to govern our thinking puts us in the position of failing to pursue the things we really want out of life. Use this book to put your dreams on a fast-track to success if you truly believe in yourself and what you can accomplish.
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