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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson (Hardcover)

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Hurter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He died in 2005.
The definitive collection of the king of gonzo journalism’s finest work for ROLLING STONE “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. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home.

Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles 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—a miracle of journalism under pressure—and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon, his bete noire; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Woven throughout is selected correspondence between Wenner and Thompson, most of it never before published. It traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, and also presents Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

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ISBN 9781439165959
Genre LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
Format Hardcover
Pages 569
Publisher Date 2011-10-25 00:00:00.0
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 2.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson
Audience General/trade
Authors Thompson, Hunter S.
Country of Origin United States

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    This is a very good overview of Hunter S. Thompson's work at Rolling Stone and as such also serves as a pseudo-biography of the artist. A must have for any fan of Hunter S. Thompson!

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