Fear and Loathing in America by Hunter S. Thompson
The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist (Gonzo Letters)

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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.
 

About Hunter S. Thompson

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Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels", Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone", Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72", The Rum Diary", and Better than Sex". He died in February 2005. Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His most recent books are The Quiet World, The Wilderness Warrior, and The Great Deluge. Six of his books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He lives in Texas.
 
Published September 27, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 784 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A mad symphony that plays harmoniously on the discordant strings of Thompson's wild life.

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The New York Times

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Here I was, living in a luxury hotel, racing around a half-Latin city in a toy car that looked like a cockroach and sounded like a jet fighter, sneaking down alleys and .

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"[T]he best account yet published of what it feels like to be out there in the middle of the American political process. . . . Thompson is defiantly subjective."

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Like all Western heroes, Thompson is a fuming conscience armed with a gun - or rather with an IBM Selectric - whose keys smell of cordite when he smites them.

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