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Fear and Loathing
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 | Hunter S. Thompson
From the Publisher: Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, these are the articles that Hunter S. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone magazine while covering the 1972 election campaign of President Richard M. Nixon and his unsuccessful opponent, Senator George S. McGovern. Hunter focuses largely on the Democratic Party's primaries and the breakdown of the national party as it splits between the different candidates. With drug-addled alacrity and incisive wit, Thompson turned his jaundiced eye and gonzo heart to the repellent and seductive race for president, deconstructed the campaigns, and ended up with a political vision that is eerily prophetic.
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arlenefinnigan
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#WontGetFooledAgain #MarchIntoThe70s
Remember when we thought Nixon was America's worst ever president? That was a happy time, wasn't it?
@Lizpixie @Cinfhen

TrishB 😂😂 12mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha 😂🤣😂🤣😂 12mo
Leftcoastzen Word 😂😂😳 12mo
britt_brooke 😆 12mo
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Tex2Flo
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#manic Monday @JoScho
Weekend at Bernie‘s is my go-to for absurd party.
Hunter S. Thompson is just the other side of the absurd.

JoScho Lol such a great movie! 12mo
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jouzy
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Brilliant read although profoundly odd.

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WhiskeyMistress
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Probably the most famous (infamous) Colorado author, Hunter S. Thompson is an iconic character and the founder of the gonzo journalist movement.
Although most people think of the OTHER fear and loathing when they think of Thompson, Campaign Trail ‘72 is my favorite.
Two of his favorite books are: The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway, and The Great Gatsby. #agameoffavorites @ErinSueG

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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I'm late on this but @GarthRanzz & @TricksyTails tagged me so... #TuesdayTidbits

🚀Hunter S. Thompson. It would be the best dinner EVER. I'd really like to see how well I could pace that guy. 🤔😂😉
🚀Hmmm. I'm thinking dinosaurs...but I need to know if I can take a couple of loaded up Kindles, iPods & some solar chargers. Also a fully stocked solar powered camper van please.
🚀I'd pick me. Where do I sign my multi million dollar contract? 😎😅

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emmaturi
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This is definitely a weird one! As are the drawings! Never saw the movie! Was it any good? #books #illustratins #blackandwhite #drawings

GrilledCheeseSamurai It's a great movie, IMO. There's also another one called, Where The Buffalo Roam, with Bill Murray in it that is also 👌. 2y
emmaturi Ok, maybe best to check it out then! @GrilledCheeseSamurai 2y
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BookyMcBookface
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Pickpick

Is this 1972 or is this 2018?

trioxin_sematary Cool cover! ☺ 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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#freebie from someone at work who was having a clear out of their books. I really hope it's better than Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. #riotgrams @bookriot

MrsMalaprop Strap yourself in! 2y
arlenefinnigan @MrsMalaprop sounds ominous! 2y
MrsMalaprop Ha ha, sorry I was thinking of ! Not sure whether this one‘s at all like that? 2y
JoeStalksBeck It‘s nearly verbatim to the movie 2y
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Jeg
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One of the books I got for my birthday. A favourite of a male friend. I‘ve always meant to read so it‘s a timely gift. I‘m part way through. @MrsMalaprop

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slowlytyped
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"The mere mention of Kennedy's name is said to give Nixon bad cramps all over his body, such as it is. His thugs are already starting to lash Kennedy with vicious denunciations -- calling him a 'liar' and a 'coward' and a 'cheater.'

And this is only December of 1971; the election is still ten months away."

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LauraJ
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So many favorite nonfiction books, but in the spirit of #moreorless, I'm gonna go with the master, Hunter S Thompson!

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britt_brooke
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Today's #Goodwill scores.

Bookcation74 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is so good!! 3y
britt_brooke @Bookcation74 Good to know! 3y
badnorthern I have been meaning to read We Are All completely Beside Ourselves for so long. Everyone says it's fantastic. 3y
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Lindy I'm with @Bookcation74 - Karen Fowler rocks! 3y
britt_brooke @Bookcation74 @badnorthern @Lindy I think I'll move it up in my TBR! 3y
Beachesnbooks I LOVED the Karen Fowler book, totally made me cry 3y
britt_brooke @Beachesnbooks So happy to see so many positive things about it. 👍🏻 3y
yayeahyeah I adored the Karen Fowler! The Hunter S Thompson looks fascinating too. 3y
britt_brooke @yayeahyeah 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
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ATB
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Should have read a long time ago. Correcting that now

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Ray954
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katelizabee
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As a chronic jaywalker (I'm too impatient for my own good), I appreciated this passage.

MrBook Lol, I like it as well 😊. 4y
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katelizabee
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Oh, Chicago. It really is never dull there (but in the best way, contrary to HST's belief).

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katelizabee
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It's either a very good idea or a very bad idea to read this during an election year.

mauveandrosysky I love HST! Always entertaining. 4y
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Beth1
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Election Day

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PhilippaMarlowe
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HST was first & foremost an astute journalist with a mind for politics &chicanery. Add to that a generous amt of illegal substances, & a presidential campaign that puts the Good Dr at odds with Nixon at the height of his paranoia & power, and you've got the best book on America politics ever written

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