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    Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Hunter S. Thompson, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

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    DescriptionThe best, the fastest, the hippest and the most unorthodox account ever published of the US presidential electoral process in all its madness and corruption. In 1972 Hunter S. Thompson, the creator and king of Gonzo journalism, covered the US presidential campaign for Rolling Stone magazine alongside the establishment newsmen of Washington. The result is a classic piece of subversive reportage and a fantastic ride on the rollercoaster of Hunter's uniquely savage imagination. In his own words, written years before Watergate: 'It is Nixon himself who represents that dark, venal and incurably violent side of the American character almost every other country in the world has learned to fear and despise.'


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    Title
    Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hunter S. Thompson, Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 370 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007204489
    ISBN 10: 0007204485
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3, HBJK, JPHF
    DC22: 324.9730924
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPL
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperPerennial
    Publication date
    04 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Hunter S. Thompson is incomparably the most celebrated exponent of the New Journalism. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and Generation of Swine. Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's best-known cartoonists and illustrators. His books include I, Leonardo and the bestselling illustrated Animal Farm.
    Review quote
    'The best stuff on the campaign I've read anywhere.' Nicholas Von Hoffman, Washington Post 'Obscene, horrid, repellent ... driving, urgent, candid, searing ... a fascinating, compelling book!' New York Post 'Hunter S. Thompson is the most creatively crazy and vulnerable of the New Journalists. His books are brilliant and honorable and valuable ... the literary equivalent of Cubism: all rules are broken.' Kurt Vonnegut Jr 'Gaze in awe ... Hunter Thompson does in his own mad way betray a profound democratic concern for the polity. And in its own mad way, it's darned refreshing.' New York Times 'Shocks you into laughter.' Detroit Free Press 'Unnerving!' Newsweek