With the same drug-addled alacrity and jaundiced wit that made Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas a hilarious hit, Hunter S. Thompson turns his savage eye and gonzo heart to the repellent and seductive race for President. He deconstructs the 1972 campaigns of idealist George McGovern and political hack Richard Nixon, ending up with a political vision that is eerily prophetic. A classic!
'The best stuff on the campaign I've read anywhere.' Nicholas Von Hoffman, Washington Post 'Obscene, horrid, repellent ... driving, urgent, candid, searing ... a fascinating, compelling book!' New York Post 'Hunter S. Thompson is the most creatively crazy and vulnerable of the New Journalists. His books are brilliant and honorable and valuable ... the literary equivalent of Cubism: all rules are broken.' Kurt Vonnegut Jr 'Gaze in awe ... Hunter Thompson does in his own mad way betray a profound democratic concern for the polity. And in its own mad way, it's darned refreshing.' New York Times 'Shocks you into laughter.' Detroit Free Press 'Unnerving!' Newsweek --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
Mostly an absorbing narrative about the cast of characters and the behind the scenes maneuverings. Perfectly evokes the culture and the politics of the period. Read morePublished 19 months ago by cleo
I don't really like american politics and I'm not sure what I was expecting with this one but its just Hunter talking politics. Read morePublished on April 10 2013 by Pete
The item was shipped off twice due to the negligence of the postal service, and it STILL arrived faster than most books I had ordered.
This is probably my favorite example of political journalism, in that it is informative, insightful, but never dull. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by drew
For all his gonzo journalism, Thompson has a very keen eye for politics, even if he backed McGovern in '72. Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by James Ferguson
This book is so interesting. It was really detailed which made it nearly impossible to stop reading. I like how weird and satirical this book was. Read morePublished on March 24 2004 by Olive
Does history repeat its self? All I can say is that Hunter wrote this book coming out of the liberal 60's which rounded out in a big bummer with Richard Nixon winning. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by Hippie Smell
This is a must read! The comparisons this book draws to the current political climate of the USA and the upcoming 2004 presidential elections to the 1972 campaign and election is... Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004
Hunter s. Thompson defies all normal journalism precedents and presents the campaigning process in the most straightforward style possible. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003