The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse & Hunter S. Thompson

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Interestingly, Crouse, who joined his fellow Rolling Stone colleague Hunter Thompson on the campaign trail, reminded the reader what life was like before technological gadgetry dominated our lives.
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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 raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting.

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About Timothy Crouse & 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. Both Bill Murray and Johnny Depp portrayed Hunter in feature film movies based on his books, Where the Buffalo Roam and The Rum Diary, respectively. Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide on February 20, 2005 at his home in Colorado.
 
Published June 26, 2013 by Random House. 416 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Adam Henig on Jan 04 2014

Interestingly, Crouse, who joined his fellow Rolling Stone colleague Hunter Thompson on the campaign trail, reminded the reader what life was like before technological gadgetry dominated our lives.

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