Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976

Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976

by Hunter S. Thompson
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Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976 by Hunter S. Thompson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439126363
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 739,150
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.

Date of Birth:

July 18, 1937

Date of Death:

February 20, 2005

Place of Birth:

Louisville, Kentucky

Place of Death:

Woody Creek, Colorado

Education:

U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1957

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Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of you with an unabashed knowledge of the great Dr. Gonzo, Hunter S Thompson, this is the book for you. Not really a journalistic stance, not really an anthology, this book follows Hunter S through the most influential and heavy times of his life. Through his own personal letters to/from people like President Jimmy Carter, George McGovern or Allen Ginsburg, one can get a grasp on the man that is Gonzo better than ever before. Although many points that are made throughout his books of that time (Hell's Angels, F&L in Las Vegas, F&L on the Campaign Trail '72) are emphasized and defended in this great work, I do not recommend it to a first time Thompson reader, as you must already have at least a rudimentary idea of what he is all about before diving into this one. Otherwise, I would've given it 5 stars, as it is an incredible groundwork book for those of us who know. A fine piece of biography, shown through the eyes of Gonzo and weirdness...
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HUNTER S THOMPSON FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS AND ALSO YOUR MOVIE OF SAME TITLE, VERY GOOD (OSCAR WORTHY) EXCELLENT COVERAGE HONEST, AND ACCURATE LOOK INTO THE HEART OF SIN CITY ON THE HUNT FOR THE TRUTH AND FUN WITH MASTERS DEGREE IN BIG MEDICINE, LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT BOOK N MOVIE