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Kingdom of Fear Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0684873249
ISBN-13: 9780684873244
Sku: 33850572
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  384
Age Range:  NA
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The personal story of the author of Fear and Loathing in America profiles him as a rebel and non-conformist, describing his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism, his campaign for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, and his experience in the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. *Author: Thompson, Hunter S. *Subtitle: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century *Publication Date: 2003/11/01 *Number of Pages: 384 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
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The personal story of the author of Fear and Loathing in America profiles him as a rebel and non-conformist, describing his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism, his campaign for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, and his experience in the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking -- in his journalism, in his life, and of the law -- changed the shape of American letters and the face of American icons. Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Thompson's life as a rebel -- from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flouting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances.

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.

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This highly amusing memoir of the 1960s and '70s by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson chronicles the highs and lows of his life with drugs and includes such surprising episodes as his brief career in the U. S. Air Force and his failed bid to become sheriff of Aspen, Colorado. He also includes his thoughts on more contemporary matters, such as George W. Bush and terrorism.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0384
Product attributePublisher:   Simon & Schuster
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