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Thompson, Hunter S.

Overview
Works: 301 works in 1,266 publications in 18 languages and 44,730 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Fiction  History  Drama  Interviews  Experimental fiction  Romans à clef  Film adaptations  Audio adaptations 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Performer, Author of introduction, Actor, Dedicatee
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 )
111 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,865 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 )
51 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young reporter's life in the 1950s. Paul Kemp breaks into the profession on a newspaper in Puerto Rico and through his eyes are portrayed colorful characters in the days when newspapers flourished
Fear and loathing : on the campaign trail '72 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
40 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, these are the articles that Hunter S. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone magazine while covering the 1972 election campaign of President Richard M. Nixon and his unsuccessful opponent, Senator George S. McGovern. Hunter focuses largely on the Democratic Party's primaries and the breakdown of the national party as it splits between the different candidates. With drug-addled alacrity and incisive wit, Thompson turned his jaundiced eye and gonzo heart to the repellent and seductive race for president, deconstructed the campaigns, and ended up with a political vision that is eerily prophetic
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hunter S. Thompson is to drug-addled, stream-of-consciousness, psycho-political black humor what Forrest Gump is to idiot savants." --The Philadelphia Inquirer Since his 1972 trailblazing opus, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, Hunter S. Thompson has reported the election story in his truly inimitable, just-short-of-libel style. In Better than Sex, Thompson hits the dusty trail again--without leaving home--yet manages to deliver a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential campaign--in all of its horror, sacrifice, lust, and dubious glory. Complete with faxes sent to and received by candidate Clinton's top aides, and 100 percent pure gonzo screeds on Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Oliver North, here is the most true-blue campaign tell-all ever penned by man or beast. "(Thompson) delivers yet another of his trademark cocktail mixes of unbelievable tales and dark observations about the sausage grind that is the U.S. presidential sweepstakes. Packed with egocentric anecdotes, musings and reprints of memos, faxes and scrawled handwritten notes (Memorable." --Los Angeles Daily News "What endears Hunter Thompson to anyone who reads him is that he will say what others are afraid to (.(He) is a master at the unlikely but invariably telling line that sums up a political figure (.In a year when all politics is--to much of the public--a tendentious and pompous bore, it is time to read Hunter Thompson." --Richmond Times-Dispatch "While Tom Wolfe mastered the technique of being a fly on the wall, Thompson mastered the art of being a fly in the ointment. He made himself a part of every story, made no apologies for it and thus produced far more honest reporting than any crusading member of the Fourth Estate (. Thompson isn't afraid to take the hard medicine, nor is he bashful about dishing it out (.He is still king of beasts, and his apocalyptic prophecies seldom miss their target." --Tulsa World "This is a very, very funny book. No one can ever match Thompson in the vitriol department, and virtually nobody escapes his wrath." --The Flint Journal
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the sports desk by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,069 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 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces Dr. Thompson's life, from his travels with the Hell's Angels through his various Wild Turkey and drug-infested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society. Featuring never-before-seen clips and interviews with friends and politicians
Songs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and French and held by 464 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
Screw-jack by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 453 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
The rum diary by Hunter S Thompson( Recording )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 358 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
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
74 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 277 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 Harley-Davidson reader ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 234 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."
The rum diary the long lost novel by Hunter S Thompson( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 226 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
The great Gatsby midnight in Manhattan ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 226 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 great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 184 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]
Buy the ticket, take the ride ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 184 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
Rum dagboek by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een ambitieloze journalist doodt zijn tijd in Puerto Rico
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam( Visual )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychadelic escapades
Bunkka by Paul Oakenfold( Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After numerous DJ mix albums Paul Oakenfold releases his first solo album. 'Bunkka' features collaborations with various artists including, Nelly Furtado, Tricky, and Ice Cube. The album moves through the different genres that have sculpted Oakenfold's distinctive DJ style, from hip hop, through breaks to trancey dancefloor stormers. The single 'Southern Sun' is also included
The boys on the bus by Timothy Crouse( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 117 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
Fear and loathing in America : the brutal odyssey of an outlaw journalist, 1968-1976 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend."--Jacket
 
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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
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
תומפסון, האנטר ס.
トンプソン, ハンター
トンプソン, ハンター・S
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