Fear and Loathing

On the Campaign Trail '72

Thompson, Hunter S.

(Paperback - 2012)
Fear and Loathing
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.
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed., 40th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 1451691572
Branch Call Number: 324.973 THO
Characteristics: xxvi, 481 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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how do i have a hold on a fucking book and be number 1 in the line, Oh yeah the book was stolen and the number one library in north america has yet to replace it after I showed some of the staff at the library the book was stolen, PLEASE FUCKING REPLACE THE FUCKING BOOK, i would like to read it. ps i do not have a electronic reading device so please get a hard copy

Nov 04, 2014
  • pscho rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The library tries to order more copies of books that have no more copies and still have holds. Looks like 5 more copies were ordered of this title.

The library buys both eBook and print copies of many titles. Despite the rapid relative growth of eBook usage the print book collection is still a much larger collection of titles, both new and old.

First off, dazed, nobody's going to listen to you if you write like an 8-year old that just discovered the "f-word", but has not discovered sentence structure.
Secondly, had you written your comment like a book (rather than thinking you're on one of the "social media websites"), you could have got something going. For instance, while I understand that the EPL is trying to reach a "late teen/early adult" audience, most of the EPL's users are not in that demographic.
Also, dazedironman, I completely agree with you on the "electronic book" issue. While the EPL logically sees that "ebooks" are cheaper, able to have more than one user simultaneously, and appeal to a growing audience, it ignores those of us who don't have "electronic reading devices", those who just like reading books-on-paper (especially if, say, you spend all day at school/work staring at a computer screen all day), and so forth.
Dazedironman, I don't expect to change your mode of thinking or expressing yourself, but I hope you see how a few changes (posting on a section of this website that you *know* EPL workers read, sounding less hostile, etc.).

A fantastic book with piercing insights into the American political system

I will return this soon, I swear - it's a dense read, but worth it for any student of politics or journalism. The man was a genius - an insane, disjointed, wordy bastard - but a genius nonetheless.

Mar 27, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not my favorite Hunter S. Thompson book But worth a read if you like his psycho babble.


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