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Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream

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First published in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is back in print — by popular demand! In this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane — and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.

With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades — 1950 to 1990 — Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and finally, detailing his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales — often sleazy, brutal, and crude — are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called "the most baffling human iceberg of our time."

Songs of the Doomed is vintage Thompson — a brilliant, brazen, bawdy compilation of the greatest sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the past thirty years.

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. A contributor to various national and international publications, Thompson lives in a fortified compound near Aspen, Colorado.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743240994
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Thompson, Hunter S.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
48
Publication Date:
December 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.215 oz

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