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Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed "gonzo" — "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved," which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s.

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The first volume of the Gonzo papers shows the brilliant, ranting observations and cultural commentary of Hunter S. Thompson at his best. In this legendary collection, Hunter Thompson unleashes "an indictment of everything shoddy, shifty, and just plain rotten that has afflicted our planet since the 1960s" (Cosmopolitan). Thompson covers Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, and Carter to cocaine as he scrutinizes two turbulent decades of excess and debauchery. This is a memorable foray into the dark alleys of American culture.

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson's books include Fear and Loathing in America, Screwjack, Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway, Better Than Sex, The Rum Diary, and Kingdom of Fear. He was contributor to various national and international publications, including a weekly sports column for ESPN.com.

Hunter S. Thompson died February 2005.

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Nicole Dobias-Shaw, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Nicole Dobias-Shaw)
I am a HUGE HST fan, and this is my favorite book he wrote. I feel like it really shows his true self and not just his 'Hunter S Thompson' Character. Its a compilation of a bunch of different stories so its great if you have a busy life and can't sit and read for 6 hours. Read a chapter, go, and come back whenever you can.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743250450
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
395
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 19.53 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The first volume of the Gonzo papers shows the brilliant, ranting observations and cultural commentary of Hunter S. Thompson at his best. In this legendary collection, Hunter Thompson unleashes "an indictment of everything shoddy, shifty, and just plain rotten that has afflicted our planet since the 1960s" (Cosmopolitan). Thompson covers Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, and Carter to cocaine as he scrutinizes two turbulent decades of excess and debauchery. This is a memorable foray into the dark alleys of American culture.
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