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Thompson, Hunter S.

Overview
Works: 454 works in 1,955 publications in 16 languages and 49,967 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Drama  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, pan, Performer, Actor, Conceptor, Dedicatee, Speaker
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 )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,299 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 )

70 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,153 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 )

59 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political journalist presents his frankly subjective observations on the personalities and political machinations of the 1972 Democratic presidential primaries and the subsequent campaign between nominee George McGovern and incumbent Richard Nixon
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,062 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 796 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 )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 596 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
Hell's Angels by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

91 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 566 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
Screw-jack by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 545 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 )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 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 revolt of the cockroach people by Oscar Zeta Acosta( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga
Songs of the doomed : more notes on the death of the American dream : Gonzo papers, vol. 3 by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. These tales, often sleazy, brutal and cride--are only the tip of what Hollywood mogul Jack Nicholson called "the most affling human iceber of our time." Thompson is at the top of his form while fleeing New York in the '50's riding with the Hell's Angels in the '60's, investiating Las Vegas sleaZe in the '70's, grappling with the Dukakis Problem in the '80s, and finally, in a morbid flashback titled "Character Is Destiny", leaving little hope for the'90s. Here with insight and integrity, brilliance and savagery, the prince of Gonzo journalism charts our long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas : a savage journey to the heart of the American dream by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

92 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunter S Thompson's ether-fuelled, savage journey to the heart of the American Dream
The great Gatsby : midnight in Manhattan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 243 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 by Jean Davidson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 217 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."
America by Ralph Steadman( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For no good reason( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 190 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 (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Through Johnny Depp's lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach the heart of what make this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties
Buy the ticket, take the ride( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 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
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a business trip to Las Vegas, renegade journalist Raoul Duke and his friend Dr. Gonzo must resort to the unthinkable: act normal
Hey Rube : blood sport, the Bush doctrine, and the downward spiral of dumbness : modern history from the ESPN.com sports desk by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of articles in which journalist Hunter S. Thompson reflects on politics, sex, and sports in the modern world
The great shark hunt : strange tales from a strange time by Hunter S Thompson( Book )

27 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The rum diary : the long lost novel
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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 deskHell's AngelsScrew-jackThe rum diaryThe revolt of the cockroach people
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

Hanters S. Tomsons

Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author

Hunter S. Thompson americký novinář a spisovatel

Hunter S. Thompson Amerikaans journalist

Hunter S. Thompson Amerikaanse joernalis en skrywer

Hunter S. Thompson journaliste et écrivain américain

Hunter S. Thompson periodista y escritor estadounidense

Hunter S. Thompson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Reporter

Hunter S. Thompson yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja toimittaja

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 1937-2005

Thompson, Hunter Stockton 1939-2005

Thompson, Hunther S.

Thompson Hunther Stockton 1939-2005

Thompson, Khanter 1939-2005

Thompsonas Hunteris S.

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 1937-2005

톰슨, 헌터 S. 1937-2005

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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