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    Description'I was thinking; my mind was running at top speed, scanning and sorting my options. They ranged all the way from Dumb and Dangerous to Crazy, Evil, and utterly wrong from the start ...stand back. We are on the brink. Yes. I have an idea.' When Hunter S. Thompson has an idea, you just have to listen -- and he shares many of his unique ideas in this collection of journalism, social commentary, short fiction and autobiography. Divided into sections by decade, Songs of the Doomed begins with a furious condemnation of the US justice system and ends with the author's own version of the events that led to his extraordinary court case. Stopping off at the infamous summit conference in Elko, Illinois; Saigon in 1975 (the war zone Thompson was fired while en route to); and Palm Beach in the eighties for the Pulitzer divorce, here -- in true Gonzo fashion -- is the long strange trip from Kennedy to Nixon to Quayle. 'Mr Thompson's best work of the past three decades' New York Times Book Review 'There are many hideously funny stories in this collection. Thompson writing on mescalin, staying on for the fall of Saigon, explaining what it must be like to be a multimillionaire in Palm Beach ...' Independent on Sunday 'Dead funny ...That our guru has made it this far merits drinks and dynamite all round at the Woody Creek Road and Gun Club (and spiritually affiliated North London branches). That he is still alive, and at large, defies medical and legal beliefs' Andy Kershaw, Literary Review 'Proves that you can't keep the old bastard quiet ...a superb offering' City Limits


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    Title
    Songs of the Doomed
    Subtitle
    More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hunter S. Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330510790
    ISBN 10: 0330510797
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    DC22: 818.54
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    07 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) was an American journalist widely regarded as the father of gonzo journalism.