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Author Denevi, Timothy, author.

Title Freak kingdom : Hunter S. Thompson's manic ten-year crusade against American fascism / Timothy Denevi.

Publication Info. New York : Public Affairs, [2018]


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Description x, 394 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-378) and index.
Contents Author's note -- 1963-1964: the valley of the moon -- 1965-1966: that awful evil heavy Pacific fog -- 1967-1968: a hairy animal called Nixon -- 1969-1970: freak kingdom in the Rockies -- 1971: some dreamers of the golden dream -- 1972-1974: he speaks for the werewolf -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary 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.
Subject Thompson, Hunter S.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- History -- 20th century.
Politicians -- United States.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Other Form: Online version: Denevi, Timothy. Freak kingdom. New York : Public Affairs, [2018] 9781541767959 (DLC) 2018021767
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