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Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

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Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking — in his journalism, in his life, and of the law — changed the shape of American letters and the face of American icons. Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Thompson's life as a rebel — from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flouting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances.

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.

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Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. This is a story of road trips fuelled by bourbon and acid, of girls, guns and bikes. He looks back on his dissolute youth in Louisville, campaigning for local office, and what it's like to be accused of trying to kill Jack Nicholson.

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The much-anticipated memoir of the American writer whose books include "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas" and "The Rum Diary". "Angry, prophetic, full of vitality and enormously funny" Paul Theroux, "Guardian"

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ISBN:
9780141014227
Author:
THOMPSON, HUNTER S.
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
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Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20040304
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
200 x 130 in.

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Product details 354 pages Penguin Books, Limited (UK) - English 9780141014227 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hunter S. Thompson looks back on a long and productive life. This is a story of road trips fuelled by bourbon and acid, of girls, guns and bikes. He looks back on his dissolute youth in Louisville, campaigning for local office, and what it's like to be accused of trying to kill Jack Nicholson.
"Synopsis" by , The much-anticipated memoir of the American writer whose books include "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas" and "The Rum Diary". "Angry, prophetic, full of vitality and enormously funny" Paul Theroux, "Guardian"

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