Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - 428 Seiten
Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his early magazine pieces and revelatory "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and "Fear and Loathing" campaign coverage in Rolling Stone. When Thompson was on, there was no one better at capturing who Americans were and what America was, be it in politics, at the Kentucky Derby, or in the Hells Angels' lair. William McKeen became friends with Thompson after writing a monograph on his journalism. McKeen now has interviewed many of Thompson's associates who wouldn't speak before, from childhood friends to colleagues, to assistants who sat around the Woody Creek, Colorado, kitchen control room late at night when Thompson did most of his work. McKeen gets behind the drinking and drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw but took the calling of journalism as his life.

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OUTLAW JOURNALIST: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

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McKeen (Journalism/Univ. of Florida; Highway 61: A Father-and-Son Journey Through the Middle of America, 2003) resurrects the Good Doctor with a solid treatment of his life and work.Since Thompson's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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If you know nothing about HST this is the book to read, without a doubt! - very well done Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

SQUARE PEG ROUND HOLE
20
THE DARK THUMB OF FATE
35
A NATURAL INGRATE
53
OBSERVER
69
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
82
AMONG THE ANGELS
95
AMERICAN DREAM
112
EPIPHANY
126
CELEBRITY
201
CASUALTIES OF WAR
232
THOMPSONS ISLAND
253
THE GENETIC MIRACLE
278
HOMECOMING
309
MAN OF LETTERS
331
EPILOGUE
351
NOTES
366

FREAK POWER
149
MAKING A BEAST OF HIMSELF
162
TRUTH IS NEVER TOLD IN DAYLIGHT
177

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Über den Autor (2008)

William McKeen, chair of the journalism department at Boston University, has written or edited thirteen books including Outlaw Journalist, Highway 61, and Everybody Had an Ocean.

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