Fear and Loathing in America

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Letters spanning the years between 1968 and 1976 highlight the authors biting wit, scary powers of observation, and encounters with such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut. *Author: Thompson, Hunter S./ Brinkley, Douglas *Series Title: Gonzo Letters *Subtitle: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976 *Publication Date: 2001/12/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780684873169
SKU 30826053
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0684873168
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Author Info
Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. While a professor at Hofstra University on Long Island, Brinkley had the brilliant idea of taking a class of undergraduates across America by bus, stopping at historic sites and literary landmarks along the way, while reading classic novels and listening to classic rock. The students visited the home of William Faulkner, met the writer William Burroughs, and listened to Brinkley lecture in situ--all for course credit. This amazing journey became his book THE MAJIC BUS. Brinkley has written standard historical studies of figures such as Dean Acheson and James Forrestal, and biographies of Bill Clinton and Rosa Parks. He taught for several years at the University of New Orleans, and that experience informs his post-Katrina book, THE GREAT DELUGE. Brinkley is one of America's more popular and public historians, writing for magazines, appearing on television, and speaking on NPR. His vision of American history is generous and wide-reaching: he has edited the journals of Jack Kerouac, the letters of Hunter S. Thompson, and the diaries of Ronald Reagan.
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"Thompson's reportage has an impressionistic side--for which his fans, including this one, are profoundly grateful. These untidy letters are welcome, showing us as they do a great American original in his lair."
"[A]s he wrote to Tom Wolfe on Oct. 26, 1968, Thompson was after what F. Scott Fitzgerald called 'the high white note,' and this collection is a symphony of such celestial peaks of excitement, humor, and wisdom."
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Annotation Hunter Thompson, whose trademark Gonzo journalism ironically portrayed the chaos of an age, wrote these witty letters between 1968 and 1976.
Editors Note Letters spanning the years between 1968 and 1976 highlight the author's biting wit, scary powers of observation, and encounters with such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut.
Editors Note 2 Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of his private correspondence, 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0784
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Series Part 02

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