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Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

Angst und Schrecken im Wahlkampf

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641172144
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 576
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Zwölf Monate aus dem Leben des legendären Gonzojournalisten 1972 hat Hunter S. Thompson die Tour des amerikanischen Präsidentschaftswahlkampfes begleitet und in diesem Buch schonungslos Bilanz gezogen. Er enthüllt die Intrigen hinter den Kulissen des Wahlkampfes und entlarvt dabei die Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfes. Ein kritisches Statement, das noch immer Gültigkeit hat.

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451691580
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 512
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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 presidency—from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon—is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.

Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas

Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas

Eine wilde Reise in das Herz des Amerikanischen Traumes

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641102510
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Ein journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.

Der Fluch des Lono

Der Fluch des Lono

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641071356
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Endlich! Hunter S. Thompsons legendäres Meisterwerk jetzt in deutscher Sprache Hunter S. Thompson erhält den Auftrag, über den Honolulu-Marathon zu berichten: für ihn in erster Linie ein bezahlter Urlaub. Doch wie immer bei Thompson entwickelt sich die Reise zu einem durchgeknallten Trip, in den neben dem Marathon-Wahnsinn auch Surfer, Orkane, ein Riesen-Marlin und natürlich der hawaiianische Gott Lono irgendwie verwickelt sind. Der König des Gonzo-Journalismus beweist einmal mehr seine Meisterschaft: ein halluzinogenes Vergnügen.

Screwjack

Screwjack

stories

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783936738155
  • Category:
  • Page: 58
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Fear and Loathing in America

Fear and Loathing in America

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist 1968-1976

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408861933
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 752
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Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, Hunter S. Thompson is back with another astonishing volume of private correspondence, the highly anticipated follow-up to THE PROUD HIGHWAY. 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 authors and 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.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030774406X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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This cult classic of gonzo journalism 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 a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Rum Diary

Rum Diary

Roman zum Film

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641097258
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Nach "Angst und Schrecken in Las Vegas" die nächste Kultverfilmung mit Johnny Depp Im Winter 1959 fliegt der dreißigjährige Amerikaner Paul Kemp nach Puerto Rico, um dort eine Stelle als Reporter anzutreten. Es folgt eine wilde Reise voll Sonne, Sex, Rum – und der Ahnung vom drohenden Untergang. Der lange verloren geglaubte erste Roman von Hunter S. Thompson erzählt die höchst aktuelle Geschichte vom Ende der Unschuld Amerikas und wurde jetzt mit Johnny Depp in der Hauptrolle verfilmt.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1846145910
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 592
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A compilation of the subversive, important and entertaining writer of Hunter S. Thompson - renowned American writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 'It would not do to be found in the desert under these circumstances: firing wildly into the cactus from a car full of drugs...' Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the evolution of the writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell's Angels, through his work at the magazine that he helped to put on the map. Jann S. Wenner, Hunter Thompson's editor and friend for nearly thirty-five years, has chosen the pieces, including many never collected before. They show how Thompson's Rolling Stone writing, when taken as a whole, forms an extended, allusive autobiography of the writer himself as he pursues his lifelong obsession, the king-hell story of them all: The Death of the American Dream.

Generation of Swine

Generation of Swine

The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439126895
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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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. Generation 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 the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN—24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson—eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

Hey Rube

Hey Rube

Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward S

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439126917
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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Sports, politics, and sex collide in Hunter S. Thompson’s wildly popular ESPN.com columns. From the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and father of “Gonzo” journalism comes Hey Rube. Insightful, incendiary, outrageously brilliant, such was the man who galvanized American journalism with his radical ideas and gonzo tactics. For over half a century, Hunter S. Thompson devastated his readers with his acerbic wit and uncanny grasp of politics and history. His reign as "The Unabomber of contemporary letters" (Time) is more legendary than ever with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing commentary on politics, sex, and sports—at times all in the same column. With an enlightening foreword by ESPN executive editor John Walsh, critics' favorites, and never-before-published columns, Hey Rube follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century, revealing his queasiness over the 2000 election ("rigged and fixed from the start"); his take on professional sports (to improve Major League Baseball "eliminate the pitcher"); and his myriad controversial opinions and brutally honest observations on issues plaguing America―including the Bush administration and the inequities within the American judicial system. Hey Rube gives us a lasting look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form―unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

Better Than Sex

Better Than Sex

Confessions of a Political Junkie

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0307826635
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 2969
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"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 mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign--in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and dubious glory. Complete with faxes sent to and received by candidate Clinton's top aides, and 100 percent pure gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, here is the most true-blue campaign tell-all ever penned by man or beast. "[Thompson] delivers yet another of his trademark cocktail mixes of unbelievable tales and dark observations about the sausage grind that is the U.S. presidential sweepstakes. Packed with egocentric anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notes (Memorable." --Los Angeles Daily News "What endears Hunter Thompson to anyone who reads him is that he will say what others are afraid to (.[He] is a master at the unlikely but invariably telling line that sums up a political figure (.In a year when all politics is--to much of the public--a tendentious and pompous bore, it is time to read Hunter Thompson." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "While Tom Wolfe mastered the technique of being a fly on the wall, Thompson mastered the art of being a fly in the ointment. He made himself a part of every story, made no apologies for it and thus produced far more honest reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth Estate (. Thompson isn't afraid to take the hard medicine, nor is he bashful about dishing it out (.He is still king of beasts, and his apocalyptic prophecies seldom miss their target." --Tulsa World "This is a very, very funny book. No one can ever match Thompson in the vitriol department, and virtually nobody escapes his wrath." --The Flint Journal

Screwjack

Screwjack

A Short Story

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743215249
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 12
  • View: 362
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An almost unnaturally poignant love story from the father of “Gonzo” journalism and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson. What makes the romantic short story Screwjack so touching, for all its queerness, is the aching melancholy in its depiction of the modern man's burden: that "we are doomed. Mama has gone off to Real Estate School...and after that maybe even to Law School. We will never see her again." Hunter S. Thompson’s most searing and unnaturally poignant love story, Screwjack is simultaneously eerie and feverish, debauched and affecting. Never before—and perhaps never since—has modern man’s melancholia been so vividly revealed in one powerful story.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Modern Library (Hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780679602989
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 283
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Contains the journalist's classic account of his visit to Las Vegas, and includes three companion pieces

Mescalito

Mescalito

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743215222
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 28
  • View: 1937
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Capturing the essence of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Gonzo” style, short story Mescalito details his dark and miserably comic first mescaline drug trip. First published in Songs of the Doomed, Mescalito suggests the nascent ideas and energy of Thompson’s seminal work on the ‘60s experience, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. "We live in a jungle of pending disasters," the author warns. Alone in a hotel room in Los Angeles in February, 1969, Thompsons’ alter-ego Duke sustains a fever-pitched bout of paranoia so dark and depraved, it would make most mortals run fast―and far―from this kind of suicidal experimentation.

Kingdom of Fear

Kingdom of Fear

Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the F

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439126542
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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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 journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons. 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.

The Boys on the Bus

The Boys on the Bus

  • Author: Timothy Crouse
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0804149836
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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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. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

Königreich der Angst

Königreich der Angst

Aus dem Leben des letzten amerikanischen Rebellen

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641097266
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 480
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In seinen endlich auch auf Deutsch vorliegenden Memoiren lässt Hunter S. Thompson noch einmal sein turbulentes Leben Revue passieren. Von seinen Anfängen als aufsässiger Jugendlicher in Louisville über unzählige Exzesse bis hin zu seinen legendären politischen Aktivitäten ist Königreich der Angst nicht zuletzt eine gnadenlose Abrechnung mit der gegenwärtigen amerikanischen Administration.

Death of a Poet

Death of a Poet

  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743215230
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 12
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Previously published in the short story collected Screwjack from legendary “Gonzo” writer Hunter S Thompson, “Death of a Poet” chronicles a doomed rendezvous in a Green Bay trailer park. The Packers have lost, and the author's friend―"a bad drinker and a junkie for mass hysteria"―has come unhinged. "Welcome to the night train."