Timothy DeNevi - Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson's Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) is nearly synonymous with Gonzo journalism, “fear and loathing,” and, as Denevi reminds us, the fight against authoritarianism in America. Thompson began as a fairly conventional journalist but was galvanized by the rise of Nixon, whom he viewed as a potential dictator, to take a more decisive stand. This resulted in classic books such as Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72, but it also took a toll on Thompson’s health. For a decade, he pushed himself to meet deadlines and to alert voters to the dangers Nixon and his ilk posed, living a frenetic, drug-fueled life. In this revelatory and timely reconsideration, Denevi, author of Hyper and the nonfiction editor of Literary Hub, shows us how high the stakes were for this cultural icon.

 

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ISBN: 9781541767942
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 30th, 2018

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