Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the ’80’s(Gonzo Papers)

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Generation of Swine
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In these incendiary essays, Thompson lambastes the greed, depravity, and decadence of America in the 1980s.

Part of the serie about Hunter S. Thompson gonzo style journalism through the 70-90 american political landscape

From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompson’s second volume of the “Gonzo Papers” is back. Generation of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalist’s 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner.

Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best―covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP’s obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN―24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson―eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
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Huge bikes, filthy denim and an aura of barely contained violence; the Hell’s Angels could paralyze whole towns with fear, so terrible was their reputation.

But how much of that reputation was myth and how much was brutal reality? This book seeks the truth behind these latter-day barbarians.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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50th Anniversary Edition • With an introduction by Caity Weaver, acclaimed New York Times journalist

This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.

Maverick author Hunter S. Thompson introduced the world to “gonzo journalism” with this cult classic that shot back up the best seller lists after Thompson’s suicide in 2005. No book ever written has more perfectly captured the spirit of the 1960s counterculture.
In Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, Raoul Duke (Thompson) and his attorney Dr. Gonzo (inspired by a friend of Thompson) are quickly diverted to search for the American dream. Their quest is fueled by nearly every drug imaginable and quickly becomes a surreal experience that blurs the line between reality and fantasy.
But there is more to this hilarious tale than reckless behavior, for underneath the hallucinogenic facade is a stinging criticism of American greed and consumerism.
Also a major motion picture directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.