Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness - Modern History from the Sports Desk

Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness - Modern History from the Sports Desk

by Hunter S. Thompson
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Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness - Modern History from the Sports Desk by Hunter S. Thompson

Sports, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson’s wildly popular ESPN.com columns. From the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and father of “Gonzo” journalism comes Hey Rube.

Insightful, incendiary, outrageously brilliant, such was the man who galvanized American journalism with his radical ideas and gonzo tactics. For over half a century, Hunter S. Thompson devastated his readers with his acerbic wit and uncanny grasp of politics and history. His reign as "The Unabomber of contemporary letters" (Time) is more legendary than ever with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing commentary on politics, sex, and sports—at times all in the same column.

With an enlightening foreword by ESPN executive editor John Walsh, critics' favorites, and never-before-published columns, Hey Rube follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century, revealing his queasiness over the 2000 election ("rigged and fixed from the start"); his take on professional sports (to improve Major League Baseball "eliminate the pitcher"); and his myriad controversial opinions and brutally honest observations on issues plaguing America―including the Bush administration and the inequities within the American judicial system.

Hey Rube gives us a lasting look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form―unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439126912
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 764,465
File size: 3 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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Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness - Modern History from the Sports Desk 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You gotta love this guy. I mean, he really is THE only one to tell it like it is. What a set! No, this isn¿t by any stretch of the imagination ¿Fear and Loathing¿ or any of his other great, great works, but come on! This is still really first-rate stuff. I discovered the author after going through all the Salinger, Bukowski, Jackson McCrae, and others, and have to say, he¿s top of the heap. A great compilation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The worst hst ever. The wedding must have been expense for this to go to press. I will sell my once read copy for cheap.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Chronicles articles written for sports illistrated by Hunter however had less to do with sports and more to do with social commentary. Perfect read for those looking to peak into the mad genius of the late great Hunter S.
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Oh okay then it was a fake person. Thats annoying.
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