Fear and Loathing

On the Campaign Trail '72
Thompson, Hunter S. (Paperback - 2012)
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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.
Authors: Thompson, Hunter S.
Title: Fear and loathing
on the campaign trail '72
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed., 40th anniversary ed.
Characteristics: xxvi, 481 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : Straight Arrow Books, 1973.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9781451691573
Branch Call Number: 324.973 THO
Statement of Responsibility: Hunter S. Thompson ; introduction by Matt Taibbi
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Presidents United States Election 1972.
Topical Term: Presidents
LCCN: 2012372223
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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

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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