By Hunter S. Thompson
From the bestselling writer of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the mythical Hunter S. Thompson’s moment quantity of the “Gonzo Papers” is again. Generation of Swine collects hundreds of thousands of columns from the notorious journalist’s Nineteen Eighties tenure on the San Francisco Examiner.
Here, opposed to a backdrop of late-night tattoo periods and soldier-of-fortune alternate indicates, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best―covering emblematic occasions comparable to the 1987-88 presidential crusade, with vice chairman George Bush, Sr., combating for his existence opposed to Republican opponents like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with medicinal drugs and drug abuse; whereas even as taking pictures momentous social phenomena as they happened, just like the upward thrust of cable, satellite tv for pc television, and CNN―24 hours of mainline information. Showcasing his inimitable expertise for social and political research, new release of Swine is classic Thompson―eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.
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