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

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“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.

Outlaw Journalist

The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393335453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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Evaluates the career and legacy of the iconic gonzo journalist, drawing on in-depth interviews with Thompson's associates to consider his outlaw reputation, struggles with addiction, and inspiration for such works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. By the author of Highway 61. Reprint.

Outlaw Journalist

The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393061925

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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Discusses the life and career of Hunter S. Thompson, focusing on his popular style of journalism and his eccentric personal life.

Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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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.

Hunter

The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: E. Jean Carroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933698366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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An unconventional portrait of the iconic gonzo writer known for such works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas recounts the drug- and sex-fueled experiences he shared with the author, drawing on dozens of interviews with his friends, associates and editors. Original.

Generation of Swine

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126895

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back. Generation of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist’s 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best—covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN—24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson—eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439170231

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 592

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From the bestselling author of The Rum Diary and king of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson, comes the definitive collection of the journalist’s finest work from Rolling Stone. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazine that was his literary home. “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. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure at Rolling Stone—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 and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

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. >

Fear and Loathing

The Strange and Terrible Saga of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Paul Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780859654296

Category: Journalists

Page: 276

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Paul Perry takes an unprecedented look at this man who is a horror to some and a hero to others, who regularly trashes the prime directives of reporting - accuracy and objectivity - but who produces some of the sharpest political analysis around.

Conversations with Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson,Beef Torrey,Kevin Simonson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781934110775

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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This compilation of selected personal interviews traces the trajectory of Thompson's prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal his determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions, as he discusses his life and work.

Gonzo

The Life of Hunter S. Thompson : an Oral Biography

Author: Jann Wenner,Corey Seymour

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 467

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Draws on interviews with the revolutionary writer's friends, families, and other intimates to offer insight into his Kentucky childhood, literary achievements, and fast-paced lifestyle that led to his tragic suicide. 75,000 first printing.

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

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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.

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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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 Proud Highway

Rejacketed

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408861941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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The Proud Highway is a literary milestone. The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson's intimate letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955, and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity. Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable insight into the world during the Cold War era, as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail and rude wit he writes to such luminaries as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Lyndon Johnson and Joan Baez. These letters represent the evolution of the original, a singular voice defying an era of banality, and cements Thompson's reputation as one of the great romantic journalistic figures of our time.

Hunter S. Thompson

An Insider's View of Deranged, Depraved, Drugged Out Brilliance

Author: Jay Cowan

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599219691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Cowan, who was caretaker on Thompson's ranch and a trusted friend, paints a sensitive portrait of a man who redefined participatory journalism, who captured the decadence of the era, and generally consumed more drugs and alcohol than any other living creature on the planet.

Songs of the Doomed

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451669267

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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First published in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is back in print -- by popular demand! In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane -- and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary. With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales -- often sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time." Songs of the Doomed is vintage Thompson -- a brilliant, brazen, bawdy compilation of the greatest sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the past thirty years.

Mile Marker Zero

The Moveable Feast of Key West

Author: William McKeen

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307592049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America’s southernmost city For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation—one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson—there was another moveable feast: KeyWest, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create themselves. Others just went to disappear—and succeeded. No matter what inspired the trip, Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time, where and when an astonishing collection of artists wove a web of creative inspiration. Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise. Unlike the “Lost Generation” of Paris in the twenties, we have a generation that invented, reinvented, and found itself at the unending cocktail party at the end—and the beginning—of America’s highway. From the Hardcover edition.

Ancient Gonzo Wisdom (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Anita Thompson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458779211

Category: Authors, American

Page: 736

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Provides intimate details about and insights into the life of the eccentric writer and subject of The Gonzo Way through a collection of stories and interviews telling of Thompson's many unique experiences, including receiving a beating from the Hells Angels and running for the position of sheriff of Aspen.

The Rum Diary

A Novel

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451659717

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 481

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A political journalist presents his frankly subjective observations on the personalities and political machinations of the 1972 presidential campaign.