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Thompson, Hunter S.

Overview
Works: 331 works in 1,542 publications in 20 languages and 48,300 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Romance films  Fiction  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Documentary films 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, pan, Interviewee, Performer, Author of introduction, Actor, Speaker, Dedicatee, Other, Artist
Classifications: PN4874.T444, B
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Most widely held works about Hunter S Thompson
 
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Most widely held works by Hunter S Thompson
Hell's Angels : a strange and terrible saga by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

57 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell's Angels" was Hunter Thompson's first book, an account of the year that the reporter spent riding with the biker gang, then the very symbol of dangerous counterculture. After writing a piece on the Heirs Angels and other cycle gangs for The Nation, Thompson signed a contract with Ballantine and spent time with "as many vicious thugs as possible." His involvement ended on Labor Day 1966 when a group of Angels "stomped" Thompson, nearly kicking him to death. "Far from being freaks, the Hell's Angels are a logical product of the culture that now claims to be shocked by their existence. The generation represented by the editors of Time has lived so long in a world full of celluloid outlaws hustling toothpaste and hair oil that it is no longer capable of confronting the real thing. For twenty years they have sat with their children and watched yesterday's outlaws raise hell with yesterday's world ... and now they are bringing up children who think Jesse James is a television character." "California, Labor Day weekend ... early, with ocean fog still in the streets, outlaw motorcyclists wearing chains, shades and greasy Levis roll out from damp garages, all-night diners and cast-off one-night pads in Frisco, Hollywood, Berdoo and East Oakland, heading for the Monterey peninsula, north of Big Sur. . . The Menace is loose again." Thus begins Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most no-torious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name, raising hell. His book successfully captures a singular moment in American history, when the biker lifestyle was first defined, and when such countercultural movements were electrifying and horrifying America. Thompson, the creator of Gonzo journalism, writes with his usual bravado, energy, and brutal honesty, and with a nuanced and incisive eye; as The New Yorker pointed out, "For all its uninhibited and sardonic humor, Thompson's book is a thoughtful piece of work." As illuminating now as when originally published in 1967, Hell's Angels is a gripping portrait, and the best account we have of the truth behind an American legend
The rum diary : the long lost novel by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

85 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irreverent writer's long lost novel, written before his nonfiction became popular, chronicles a journalist's enthusiastic, drunken foray through 1950s San Juan
Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

57 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Clinton would have played the Jew's harp stark naked on 60 Minutes if he thought it would help him get elected. He is the Willy Loman of Generation X, a traveling salesman from Arkansas who has the loyalty of a lizard with its tail broken off and the midnight taste of a man who'd double-date with the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart."
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports desk by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of writings from the author's column "Hey Rube" on ESPN.com, covering such topics as retaliation for September 11th, his suggestions for "fixing" baseball, and other thoughts on politics, sports, and gossip
Gonzo : the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson by Alex Gibney( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Dr. Thompson's life from his travels with the Hell's Angels, through his various Wild Turkey & drug ingested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society
The rum diary by Hunter S Thompson( Recording )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, a 22-year-old journalist named Hunter Thompson began his first novel, one that he hoped would "in a twisted way ... do for San Juan what Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises did for Paris." But somewhere along the line, the '60s, the Hell's Angels, Las Vegas, and Dick Nixon got in the way. Now, 40 years later, Thompson's tale of jealousy, treachery, and violent alcoholic lust in the Caribbean boomtown that was San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950s, is at last available to his legions of fans. In our exclusive interview, Megan Hoak asks the grand old man of gonzo journalism himself about his belated fiction debut, his favorite extracurricular activities, and the current atmosphere of fear and loathing in Washington, D.C
Screw-jack by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects three short stories in Thompson's unique gonzo style: a chronicle of his first experience with mescaline, the death of a friend, and a letter by the fictitious Raoul Duke
Songs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and French and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by Hunter Thompson that chart the high and low moments of his thirty-year career as a journalist
Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

71 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huge bikes, filthy denim and an aura of barely contained violence; the Hell's Angels could paralyse whole towns with fear, so terrible was their reputation. But how much of that reputation was myth and how much was brutal reality? Only one man could discover the truth about these latter-day barbarians; Hunter Stockton Thompson, Dr Gonzo himself, the man who saw the fear and loathing in the heart of the American dream. This counter-culture classic is the hair-raising result
The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary was produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby on April 10th, 1925. "Midnight in Manhattan" explores the dark, turbulent life and creative spirit of "Gatsby"'s writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It covers his college days at Princeton where he wrote rather than doing coursework and ended up as a dropout. His unsucessful marriage to Zelda Sayre who eventually was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to multiple hospitals is also addressed. The documentary explores the difficult friendship between Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, which was strained by the mutual dislike between Hemingway and Zelda as well as Hemingway's disgust with how Fitzgerald often changed and twisted his stories to sell to magazines for cash. His final days were effected by this need for cash. He remained married to Zelda despite her residence mental hospitals, and he was often trying to earn money for her medical bills and to support his alcholism which had grown worse and made him increasingly more ill. This exposure of the desperate nature of his last years, living with his mistress and suffering multiple heart attacks, dispels the mythology created by Fitzgerald which glamorized the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. The program includes contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, and writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney. It presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring and complex of American icons
The Harley-Davidson reader( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the Harley-Davidson mystique, including stories of the company's birth, the rise of the biker outlaw legend, and the modern-day revival of choppers, bobbers, and "retro rides."
Buy the ticket, take the ride( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life and death of author Hunter S. Thompson, an American master whose gonzo reportage defined an era, while his depraved appetites forged a legend. Features interviews with Thompson, his childhood friends, his wife and those who worked with him. Includes footage from the biographical films Where the buffalo roam and Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
For no good reason( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experience fifteen years in the life of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson"--Container
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

52 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a quest by journalist Hunter S. Thompson into the heart of the American Dream - undertaking perilous, drug-enhanced confrontations with casino operators, bartenders, police officers with a special interest in the narcotics problem, and other representatives of the silent majority
The great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces articles et reportages évoquent aussi bien la campagne de réélection de R. Nixon que des rencontres avec Muhammad Ali ou Jean-Claude Killy et autopsient la mort du rêve américain avec lucidité et ironie.--[Memento]
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueled by a suitcase full of pharmaceuticals, journalist Raoul Duke and his sidekick Dr. Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of crazy characters
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas = angst en walging in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

58 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een drugsverslaafde sportjournalist is in de gokstad Las Vegas voor het verslaan van een motorrace, maar wordt erg afgeleid door geestverruimende middelen en bizarre ervaringen
The boys on the bus by Timothy Crouse( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols. Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume of the Fear and Loathing Letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955 - when Hunter S. Thompson was a wise (perhaps too wise) teenager in Louisville - and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity (and nearly resulted in his death). In the intervening years, Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable vista of the America of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail, a rude wit, and a brutal take on any and all pretenders, Thompson's missiles pierce pomposity and rattle the soul. Whether written to his mother, Virginia, or to such luminaries as Charles Kuralt, Philip Graham, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Carey McWilliams, Lyndon Johnson, and Joan Baez, the letters represent the evolution of an American original, a singular voice defying an era of banality
 
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The rum diary : the long lost novel
Alternative Names
Dr. Gonzo 1937-2005

Dr. Gonzo 1939-2005

Duke, Raoul

Duke, Raoul 1937-2005

Duke, Raoul 1939-2005

Gonzo 1937-2005 Doctor

Gonzo 1939-2005 docteur

Gonzo, docteur, 1939-2005

Gonzo, Doctor 1937-2005

Hanter Stokton Tompson

Hunter S. Thompson americký novinář a spisovatel

Hunter S. Thompson Amerikaans journalist

Hunter S. Thompson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Reporter

Hunter Stockton Thompson giornalista e scrittore statunitense

Stockton Thompson, Hunter 1939-2005

Thompson, Hunter S.

Thompson, Hunter S. (Hunter Stockton)

Thompson, Hunter Stockton

Thompson, Hunter Stockton 1939-2005

Thompson, Hunther S.

Thompson Hunther Stockton 1939-2005

Thompson, Khanter 1939-2005

Tompson, Khanter

Tompson, Khanter 1937-2005

Tompson, Khanter 1939-2005

Tompsons, Hanters S. 1939-2005

Гантер Томпсон

Гантэр Томпсан

Хантер С. Томпсон

Хантер Стоктон Томпсон американский писатель и журналист, основатель гонзо-журналистики

Хантер Томпсон

Хънтър Томпсън

האנטר ס. תומפסון

תומפסון, האנטר ס.

هانتر اس. تامپسون

هانتر طومسون

हंटर एस. थॉम्पसन

톰슨, 헌터 S

トンプソン, ハンター

トンプソン, ハンター・S

ハンター・S・トンプソン

亨特·斯托克顿·汤普森

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The rum diary : the long lost novelFear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72Better than sex : confessions of a political junkieHey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports deskThe rum diaryScrew-jackSongs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3Hell's Angels