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ISBN-10: 1541768019
ISBN-13: 9781541768017
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publish Date: 09/03/2019
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.40" W, 1.30" H

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

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Overview

The story of Hunter S. Thompson’s crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America–and the devastating price he paid for it

Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled cartoon character. This book reclaims him for what he truly was: a fearless opponent of corruption and fascism, one who sacrificed his future well-being to fight against it, rewriting the rules of journalism and political satire in the process. This skillfully told and dramatic story shows how Thompson saw through Richard Nixon’s treacherous populism and embarked on a life-defining campaign to stop it. In his fevered effort to expose institutional injustice, Thompson pushed himself far beyond his natural limits, sustained by drugs, mania, and little else. For ten years, he cast aside his old ambitions, troubled his family, and likely hastened his own decline, along the way producing some of the best political writing in our history.

This timely biography recalls a period of anger and derangement in American politics, and one writer with the guts to tell the truth.

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Freak Kingdom...sheds new light on Thompson's politically awakening and reporting – and the toll it took on him and his later work and life. Few books this season will give you a stronger and more chilling sense of déjà vu...The book chronicles, in absorbing day-by-day detail, how Thompson intersected with history more than some may recall.–Rolling Stone
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Details

ISBN-10: 1541768019
ISBN-13: 9781541768017
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publish Date: 09/03/2019
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.40" W, 1.30" H
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