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

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

About Hunter S. Thompson

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Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of sixteen he was inducted into the Athenaeum Literary Association and wrote for the Athenaeum Journal. During his two years in the US Air Force, Thompson wrote a sports column for The Common Courier. After he was discharged, he moved to New York to work as a copy boy at Time Magazine and later moved to San Juan to write for a Puerto Rican bowling magazine. He also reported to the National Observer from South America. Upon his return to the US, Thompson wrote Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, which became a national bestseller and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was originally published in Rolling Stone magazine. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Esquire. Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide on February 20, 2005 at his home in Colorado.
 
Published April 1, 1973 by Simon & Schuster. 505 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Thompson, fresh from the spooky gig with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, agreed to cover the late presidential campaign for Rolling Stone from the primaries on, armed only with an eye for gnostic drill, an ear for byzantine bullshit, and a pen aimed pointedly at the political gonads of every even...

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