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978-0-671-66147-2 / 0671661477

Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s (Gonzo Letters)

by Thompson, Hunter S.

Publisher:Summit Books

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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From the bestselling author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the legendary Hunter S. Thompsons second volume of the Gonzo Papers is back. Generation of Swine collects hundreds of columns from the infamous journalists 1980s tenure at the San Francisco Examiner.

Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic bestcovering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompsoneerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

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