The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

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By (author) Hunter S. Thompson

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  • Publisher: PICADOR
  • Format: Paperback | 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 45mm | 502g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0330510770
  • ISBN 13: 9780330510776
  • Sales rank: 52,502

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'Well ...yes, and here we go again' Dr Hunter S. Thompson Indeed we do. Here, in one chunky volume, is the best of gonzo. From Private Thompson in trouble with the air force, to the devastating portrait of the ageing Muhammad Ali. Taking in the Kentucky Derby, Freak Power in the Rockies, Nixon in '68, McGovern in '72, Fear and Loathing at the Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Great Leap of Faith -- and much more. An indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity and horse-sense. 'Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria's funeral' William F. Buckley 'No other reporter reveals how much we have to fear and loathe, yet does it so hilariously. Now that the dust of the sixties has settled, his hallucinated vision strikes one as having been the sanest' Nelson Algren

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Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) was an American journalist widely regarded as the father of gonzo journalism.