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The Curse of Lono
Hunter S Thompson

Taschen, 2014

A wild ride to dark Americana: Hunter S. Thompson’s and Ralph Steadman’s most eccentric book   The Curse of Lono  is to Hawaii what  Fear and Loathing  was to Las Vegas: a journalist’s news event “coverage” that ends up an unclassifiable twist of fiction and reportage, myth and crazed surrealism. Featuring all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the  Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo ...
  
  











  



  
The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, 2003

Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great ...
  
  











  



  
The Rum Diary: A Novel
Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, 2011

Begun in 1959 by a twenty-two-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary is a brilliantly tangled love story of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s. The narrator, freelance journalist Paul Kemp, irresistibly drawn to a sexy, mysterious woman, is soon thrust into a world where corruption and get-rich-quick schemes rule and anything (including murder) is ...
  
  











  



  
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hunter S. Thompson

Ballantine Books, 1996

"California, Labor Day weekend . . . early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again."  Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most ...
  
  











  



  
The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967 (The Fear and Loathing Letters, Vol. 1)
Hunter S. Thompson

Ballantine Books, 1998

Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all ...
  
  











  



  
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories (Modern Library)
Hunter S. Thompson

Modern Library, 1998

First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the writer's account of an assignment he undertook with his attorney to visit Las Vegas and "check it out." The book stands as the final word on the highs and lows of that decade, one of the defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic ...
  
  











  



  
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hunter S. Thompson

Vintage, 1998

Thompson's legendary tale of excess.
  
  











  



  
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Hunter S. Thompson

Vintage, 1998

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio ...
  
  











  



  
Fear and Loathing in America : The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist
Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, 2001

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, 2012

From the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election. Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 ...
  
  











  



  
The Boys on the Bus
Timothy Crouse

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003

Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols. Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the ...
  
  











  



  
Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Oscar Zeta Acosta

Vintage, 1989

Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano layer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, of taking on ...
  
  











  



  
Screwjack: A Short Story
Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, 2000

Hunter S. Thompson's legions of fans have waited a decade for this book. They will not be disappointed. His notorious Screwjack is as salacious, unsettling, and brutally lyrical as it has been rumored to be since the private printing in 1991 of three hundred fine collectors' copies and twenty-six leather-bound presentation copies. Only the first of the three pieces included here -- "Mescalito," published in Thompson's 1990 collection ...
  
  











  



  
Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, 2003

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80's
Hunter S. Thompson

Simon & Schuster, 2003

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. G eneration 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie (Gonzo Papers, vol. 4)
Hunter S. Thompson

Ballantine Books, 1995

"Hunter S. Thompson is to drug-addled, stream-of-consciousness, psycho-political black humor what Forrest Gump is to idiot savants." --The Philadelphia Inquirer Since his 1972 trailblazing opus, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, Hunter S. Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just-short-of-libel style. In Better than Sex, Thompson hits the dusty trail again--without leaving home--yet manages to deliver a ...
  
  











  



  
The Revolt of the Cockroach People
Oscar Zeta Acosta

Vintage, 1989

The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography ...
  
  











  



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

Simon & Schuster, 2012

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. ...
  
  











  



  
Gonzo
Hunter S Thompson

Ammo Books, 2009

Gonzo is a tour de force that will take you into the world of American writer and iconoclast Hunter S. Thompson.     
  
  











  



  
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72
Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Grand Central Publishing, 1985

The best account yet published of what it feels like to be out there in the middle of the American political process.
  
  











  








   



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