The Footloose American

The Footloose American Author Brian Kevin
ISBN-10 9780770436384
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten route through South America In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson completed a yearlong journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for an upstart paper called the National Observer. It was here, on the front lines of the Cold War, that this then-unknown reporter began making a name for himself. The Hunter S. Thompson who would become America's iconic "gonzo journalist" was born in the streets of Rio, the mountains of Peru, and the black market outposts of Colombia. In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his guide, offering a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American culture, politics, and ecology. By contrasting the author's own thrilling, transformative experiences along the Hunter S. Thompson Trail with those that Thompson describes in his letters and lost Observer stories, The Footloose American is at once a gripping personal journey and a thought-provoking study of culture and place. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Frommer s Maine Coast

Frommer s Maine Coast Author Brian Kevin
ISBN-10 1628873264
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Complete Guide
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You’ll never fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. Doing so is like having a trusted friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. That’s because our guidebooks, unlike much of the competition, are written by resident experts--like Brian Kevin, the author of Frommer’s Maine Coast, and the managing editor of Down East magazine. In this highly opinionated book, he’ll help you sort through the options so you can tailor a vacation that’s right for you. Frommer’s Maine Coast covers all of the region’s highlights--from the best beaches and lobster rolls to the most scenic places to hike, kayak, and sail. The book gives in-depth advice on how to tackle the wondrous Acadia National Park, the foodie scene in Portland, such small-town gems as York Village, Camden, Castine, and more. Our guide proudly contains: * Exact prices for every venue and activity listed, so there’s never any guessing or nasty surprises * Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy pullout map * Savvy, hard-hitting reviews of restaurants, hotels, attractions, shopping, and nightlife in all price ranges, from luxe to backpacker-friendly * Helpful suggested itineraries so you can make the most of your vacation time

Congo Journey

Congo Journey Author Redmond O'Hanlon
ISBN-10 9780141933436
Year 2005-02-24
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Combining the acute observation of a nineteenth-century missionary, and the wit of a Monty Python player, Redmond O'Hanlon is famous for his adventurous travel. His new challenge is the Congo, the most dangerous and inhospitable jungle in the world.

Hunter S Thompson

Hunter S  Thompson Author Kevin T. McEneaney
ISBN-10 9781442266216
Year 2016-06-09
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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A decade after Hunter S. Thompson’s death, his books—including Hell’s Angels, The Curse of Lono, The Great Shark Hunt, and Rum Diary—continue to sell thousands of copies each year, and previously unpublished manuscripts of his still surface for publication. While Thompson never claimed to be a great writer, he did invent a new literary style—“gonzo”—that has been widely influential on both literature and journalism. Though Thompson and his work engendered a significant—even rabid—following, relatively little analysis has been published about his writing. In Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo, Kevin T. McEneaney examines the intellectual background of this American original, providing biographical details and placing Thompson within a larger social and historical context. A significant portion of this book is devoted to the creation, reception, and legacy of his most important works, particularly Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In addition to discussing influences on Thompson's work—including Homer, Nietzsche, Spengler, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Kerouac, and others—as well as the writers Thompson influenced, McEneaney also explains the literary origins of gonzo. With new biographical information about Thompson and an examination of his writing techniques, this book provides readers with a better understanding of the journalist and novelist. A look beyond the larger-than-life public persona, Hunter S. Thompson: Fear, Loathing, and the Birth of Gonzo will be of great interest to fans of Thompson’s work as well as to those wanting to know more about gonzo journalism and literature.

The Sidewalk Smokers Club

The Sidewalk Smokers Club Author Stephen Siciliano
ISBN-10 9780595395811
Year 2006-07
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Stephen Siciliano's Sidewalk Smokers are driven outdoors by the most selective kind of lawmaking, engaged in resisting the overregulation of American life, a cabal of rootless cosmopolitans on the make for the big break. The Smokers unite behind one of their own, taking on a media giant over the publication of some nude photos. Lethargic sensualists, craven in their drive for publicity, the group's saving grace is that they are uncommonly kind to one another. Do we really know people like this? Probably not, which may in the end be what Mr. Siciliano is after. "Like brilliance on caffeine 'Smokers' radiates in all directions and dimensions yet returns to its zero point as surely as the swallows return to Capitstrano."-The Espresso, San Diego "It's clearly the book of the year."-Highwayscribery blog

WHO KILLED HUNTER S THOMPSON

WHO KILLED HUNTER S THOMPSON Author Warren Hinckle
ISBN-10 0867198559
Year 2017-02-15
Pages 520
Language en
Publisher
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An inquiry into the life and death of the master of 'gonzo' - Hunter Thompson - with candid memories and appreciations by many of his closest friends and co-conspirators. Thompson's compatriots, observe and comment on thejournalistic legend's life and death.Contains: transcripts of his rants and idiosyncraticphone messages, The Gonzo Master's Midnight Faxes, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, and a humungous introduction (a book in itself!) by Warren Hinckle III. BOOK ONEThe Crazy Never Dieincluding The Night ManagerWarren HinckleBOOK TWO The Kentucky Derby IsDecadent and DepravedHunter S. Thompson & Ralph SteadmanBOOK THREEAdventures with Hunterincluding Shotgun Art & Shotgun GolfJohn G. Clancy A Master Of ToolsBill Cardoso The Origin Of GonzoDennis P. Eichhorn What Is Gonzo?Roger Black Waiting For CopyJerry Brown Res Ipsa LoquiturBen Fong-Torres Janis Joplin Knew What She Was Doing, TooPaul Krassner Blowing Deadlines With HunterTimothy Ferris Fear And LoathingWilliam Randolph Hearst III How The Doctor Rated The GameTerry McDonell The Smoking Lamp Is OffMartin F. Nolan Hunter By MoonlightWilliam Kennedy A Box Of BooksChris Felver Shooting Hunter In f8Phil Bronstein A Night At Hunter'sBarbara Wohl-Littinger I Told You I Was SickJohn R. MacArthur A Night On The TownJack Thibeau One Of Those Learning ExperiencesMichael Stepanian Life Was Perfect, Life Was RealEugene "Dr. Hip" Schoenfeld, M.D. Medicating HunterMatthew Naythons 16 Alexander AvenueWayne Ewing Never Call 911Deborah Fuller Owl Farm AlbumJohn Walsh Hunter As ElvisJeff Goodby Hunter Makes A Commercial, Sort OfRalph Steadman I Knew He Meant ItJonah Raskin The View From The LeftTom Wolfe As Gonzo In Life As In His WorkGarry Trudeau Some Nasty Karmic ShiftJonathan Shaw & Johnny Depp The Gift of the Severed FingerWavy Gravy A Haiku For The Good DoctorStephen R. Proctor Heir AberrantBOOK FOURThey Came For Blood...We Gave Them InkR. L. "Bob" Crabbincluding The Topless Caravan to Woody CreekBOOK FIVEMidnight FaxesHunter S. Thompson To Jeff Armstrong, Road Managerincluding Other Faxes from HSTBOOK SIXRequiemSusie BrightJuan ThompsonWayne Ewing

Stories I Tell Myself

Stories I Tell Myself Author Juan F. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781101875865
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Hunter S. Thompson, “smart hillbilly,” boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time, writer for The National Observer, et cetera. From the outset he was the Wild Man of American journalism with a journalistic appetite that touched on subjects that drove his sense of justice and intrigue, from biker gangs and 1960s counterculture to presidential campaigns and psychedelic drugs. He lived larger than life and pulled it up around him in a mad effort to make it as electric, anger-ridden, and drug-fueled as possible. Now Juan Thompson tells the story of his father and of their getting to know each other during their forty-one fraught years together. He writes of the many dark times, of how far they ricocheted away from each other, and of how they found their way back before it was too late. He writes of growing up in an old farmhouse in a narrow mountain valley outside of Aspen—Woody Creek, Colorado, a ranching community with Hereford cattle and clover fields . . . of the presence of guns in the house, the boxes of ammo on the kitchen shelves behind the glass doors of the country cabinets, where others might have placed china and knickknacks . . . of climbing on the back of Hunter’s Bultaco Matador trail motorcycle as a young boy, and father and son roaring up the dirt road, trailing a cloud of dust . . . of being taken to bars in town as a small boy, Hunter holding court while Juan crawled around under the bar stools, picking up change and taking his found loot to Carl’s Pharmacy to buy Archie comic books . . . of going with his parents as a baby to a Ken Kesey/Hells Angels party with dozens of people wandering around the forest in various stages of undress, stoned on pot, tripping on LSD . . . He writes of his growing fear of his father; of the arguments between his parents reaching frightening levels; and of his finally fighting back, trying to protect his mother as the state troopers are called in to separate father and son. And of the inevitable—of mother and son driving west in their Datsun to make a new home, a new life, away from Hunter; of Juan’s first taste of what “normal” could feel like . . . We see Juan going to Concord Academy, a stranger in a strange land, coming from a school that was a log cabin in the middle of hay fields, Juan without manners or socialization . . . going on to college at Tufts; spending a crucial week with his father; Hunter asking for Juan’s opinion of his writing; and he writes of their dirt biking on a hilltop overlooking Woody Creek Valley, acting as if all the horrible things that had happened between them had never taken place, and of being there, together, side by side . . . And finally, movingly, he writes of their long, slow pull toward reconciliation . . . of Juan’s marriage and the birth of his own son; of watching Hunter love his grandson and Juan’s coming to understand how Hunter loved him; of Hunter’s growing illness, and Juan’s becoming both son and father to his father . . . From the Hardcover edition.

The Great Shark Hunt

The Great Shark Hunt Author Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781451669251
Year 2011-09-06
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style. Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style. Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo”—“The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.

Tobacco and Slaves

Tobacco and Slaves Author Allan Kulikoff
ISBN-10 9780807839225
Year 2012-12-01
Pages 467
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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Tobacco and Slaves is a major reinterpretation of the economic and political transformation of Chesapeake society from 1680 to 1800. Building upon massive archival research in Maryland and Virginia, Allan Kulikoff provides the most comprehensive study to date of changing social relations--among both blacks and whites--in the eighteenth-century South. He links his arguments about class, gender, and race to the later social history of the South and to larger patterns of American development. Allan Kulikoff is professor of history at Northern Illinois University and author of The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism.

101 Places to Get F cked Up Before You Die

101 Places to Get F cked Up Before You Die Author Matador Network
ISBN-10 9781250035592
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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What Are You Waiting For? Looking for a guidebook that isn't full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? 101 Places to Get Fucked Up Before You Die brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around the world. Part guide, part social commentary, part party invitation, 101 Places gives you all the info and inspiration you'll need to: * Blowout one (or several) of the year's biggest festivals * MacGyver your way into underground clubs and backcountry raves * Throw down with people from the Himalayas to the salt flats to Antarctica * Travel in every conceivable style—from baller to dirtbag—to some of the most epic spots on earth Do you really know where to go out in San Francisco or Tel Aviv? How about preparing for Burning Man or Oktoberfest? The award-winning journalists and photographers at Matador Network let you know what's up at each spot, whether it's drug policies, how to keep safe, special options for LGBT travelers, or simply where to find the kind of music you like to dance to. No matter if you want to rage at Ibiza or just chill on some dunes smoking shisha, 101 Places has something for you. So, hop a flight, raise a glass, and join us as we breach security, ride ill-recommended ferries, and hike miles into the wilderness all in search of the parties and places going off right now.

I Shall Be Gone

I Shall Be Gone Author Richard Ferrara
ISBN-10 9781495101113
Year 2013-02-17
Pages 655
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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Something funny is going on in the mind of Jobeus. He's been lying awake at night having visions. It's been a week since they moved him to the Hawses' foster home way out in the country, and the house is still strange, the old man in the pajamas downstairs is weird. Everything is. His old life is lost to him, childhood is ending, and now he's beginning to lose his head too. Or is he only just beginning to discover its power? Here Brackenwoods forest stretches for miles and miles around, and the legend of a hero long gone still hangs over the hills. Jobeus is waking. In the dark it seems as though the great mystery is about to reveal itself. Something is happening to him. He can't stop thinking about the Hawses' older daughter, the cat out in the pothole seems to be waiting on him, there is another world calling to him from somewhere. Who’s to say where his road will lead him, because truth is a pathless wood, and the journey home for Jobeus is about to begin. But the only way out is within. From the writer that nobody knows comes the epic novel sure to stir the minds of dreamers, pinch the arms of sleepers, and knit the brows of fools.

Crow Blue

Crow Blue Author Adriana Lisboa
ISBN-10 9781408838303
Year 2013
Pages 228
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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The latest novel from a rising star of Brazilian literature, Crow Blue spins a far-reaching story of the search for one's roots.

Safari

Safari Author Geoffrey Kent
ISBN-10 9780062299222
Year 2015-08-11
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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"It's here, in nature, that we are completely unified with all of life." Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he launched a safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today he is the chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, a pioneering internationally renowned luxury travel company that takes thousands of trekkers to the planet's wildest frontiers. In his gripping memoir, this "Indiana Jones–meets–James Bond" entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent's life reads like a work of fiction: growing up barefoot in the African bush, riding his motorcycle across the continent, and ultimately becoming the most sought-after travel professional in the world. Safari is a breathtaking and exhilarating trip to some of the most exotic and stunning locations on earth. Packed with gorgeous photographs and unbelievable memories from the larger-than-life explorer, Safari lets readers indulge their spirit of adventure.

The Proud Highway

The Proud Highway Author Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781408861943
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Proud Highway is a literary milestone. The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson's intimate letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955, and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity. Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable insight into the world during the Cold War era, as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail and rude wit he writes to such luminaries as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Lyndon Johnson and Joan Baez. These letters represent the evolution of the original, a singular voice defying an era of banality, and cements Thompson's reputation as one of the great romantic journalistic figures of our time.

The Confessions of Congressman X

The Confessions of Congressman X Author Congressman X
ISBN-10 9781634139731
Year 2016-05-24
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher Hillcrest Publishing Group
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A devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own! No wonder Congressman X wants to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. His admissions are deeply disturbing. . . "Most of my colleagues are dishonest career politicians who revel in the power and special-interest money that's lavished upon them." "My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected. It takes precedence over everything." "Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works." "It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification." "Fundraising is so time consuming I seldom read any bills I vote on. Like many of my colleagues, I don't know how the legislation will be implemented, or what it'll cost." "We spend money we don't have and blithely mortgage the future with a wink and a nod. Screw the next generation. It's about getting credit now, lookin' good for the upcoming election."