Outlaw Journalist The Life and Times of Hunter S Thompson

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393249118
Release Date: 2009-07-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging . . . but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.

Outlaw Journalist

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393061922
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Discusses the life and career of Hunter S. Thompson, focusing on his popular style of journalism and his eccentric personal life.

Outlaw Journalist

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393335453
Release Date: 2009-06-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Evaluates the career and legacy of the iconic gonzo journalist, drawing on in-depth interviews with Thompson's associates to consider his outlaw reputation, struggles with addiction, and inspiration for such works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. By the author of Highway 61. Reprint.

Hunter

Author: E. Jean Carroll
Publisher:
ISBN: 1933698365
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An unconventional portrait of the iconic gonzo writer known for such works as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas recounts the drug- and sex-fueled experiences he shared with the author, drawing on dozens of interviews with his friends, associates and editors. Original.

Fear and Loathing in America

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126363
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Gonzo Republic

Author: William Stephenson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781441163424
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

Gonzo Republic looks at Hunter S. Thompson's complex relationship with America. Thompson was a patriot but also a stubborn individualist. Stephenson examines the whole range of Thompson's work, from his early reporting from the South American client states of the USA in the 1960s to his twenty-first-century internet columns on sport, politics and 9/11. Stephenson argues that Thompson inhabited, but was to some extent reacting against, the tradition of American individualism begun by the Founding Fathers and continued by Emerson and Thoreau. Thompson sought out the edge-the threshold of chaos and insanity-in order to define himself. His characters enact the same quest, travelling through the surreal landscape of his literary America: the Gonzo Republic.

Generation of Swine

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126899
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Conversations with Hunter S Thompson

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1934110779
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This compilation of selected personal interviews traces the trajectory of Thompson's prolific and much-publicized career. These engaging exchanges reveal his determination, self-indulgence, energy, outrageous wit, ire, and passions, as he discusses his life and work.

When the going gets weird

Author: Peter O. Whitmer
Publisher: Hyperion Books
ISBN: UOM:39015029560342
Release Date: 1993-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A look at the life and lunacy of the well-known journalist traces the people and events that shaped Thompson's life, describing his troubled Kentucky childhood, his life in New York City in the 1950s, his encounters with Kesey and others, and his writing.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439170236
Release Date: 2011-10-25
Genre: Literary Collections

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. Jann S. Wenner, the outlaw journalist’s friend and editor for nearly thirty-five years, has assembled articles—and a wealth of never- before-seen correspondence and internal memos from Hunter’s storied tenure at Rolling Stone—that begin with Thompson’s infamous run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Party ticket in 1970 and end with his final piece on the Bush-Kerry showdown of 2004. In between is Thompson’s remarkable coverage of the 1972 presidential campaign and plenty of attention paid to Richard Nixon; encounters with Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, and the Super Bowl; and a lengthy excerpt from his acknowledged masterpiece, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The definitive volume of Hunter S. Thompson’s work published in the magazine, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone traces the evolution of a personal and professional relationship that helped redefine modern American journalism, presenting Thompson through a new prism as he pursued his lifelong obsession: The life and death of the American Dream.

Ancient Gonzo Wisdom Large Print 16pt

Author: Anita Thompson
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458779212
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Authors, American

Provides intimate details about and insights into the life of the eccentric writer and subject of The Gonzo Way through a collection of stories and interviews telling of Thompson's many unique experiences, including receiving a beating from the Hells Angels and running for the position of sheriff of Aspen.

Kingdom of Fear

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126547
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Gonzo

Author: Jann Wenner
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: UVA:X030252085
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Draws on interviews with the revolutionary writer's friends, families, and other intimates to offer insight into his Kentucky childhood, literary achievements, and fast-paced lifestyle that led to his tragic suicide. 75,000 first printing.

Proud Highway

Author: Hunter S. Thompson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307826626
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Literary Collections

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 through his own razor-sharp perspective. Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.

Hunter S Thompson

Author: Jay Cowan
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 1599219697
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Cowan, who was caretaker on Thompson's ranch and a trusted friend, paints a sensitive portrait of a man who redefined participatory journalism, who captured the decadence of the era, and generally consumed more drugs and alcohol than any other living creature on the planet.