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The Resource The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967, Hunter S. Thompson ; foreword by William J. Kennedy ; edited by Douglas Brinkley

The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967, Hunter S. Thompson ; foreword by William J. Kennedy ; edited by Douglas Brinkley

Label
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967
Title
The proud highway
Title remainder
saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967
Statement of responsibility
Hunter S. Thompson ; foreword by William J. Kennedy ; edited by Douglas Brinkley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This first volume of the Fear and Loathing Letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955 - when Hunter S. Thompson was a wise (perhaps too wise) teenager in Louisville - and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity (and nearly resulted in his death). In the intervening years, Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable vista of the America of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail, a rude wit, and a brutal take on any and all pretenders, Thompson's missiles pierce pomposity and rattle the soul. Whether written to his mother, Virginia, or to such luminaries as Charles Kuralt, Philip Graham, Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Carey McWilliams, Lyndon Johnson, and Joan Baez, the letters represent the evolution of an American original, a singular voice defying an era of banality
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.T44
LC item number
A3 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Fear and loathing letters
Series volume
v. 1
Label
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967, Hunter S. Thompson ; foreword by William J. Kennedy ; edited by Douglas Brinkley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
36011636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxii, 683 p.
Isbn
9780679452850
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96049846
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Molly Ivins, Aspen: March 6 '99. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36011636
Label
The proud highway : saga of a desperate southern gentleman, 1955-1967, Hunter S. Thompson ; foreword by William J. Kennedy ; edited by Douglas Brinkley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
36011636
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxii, 683 p.
Isbn
9780679452850
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96049846
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Molly Ivins Personal Library Collection. Gift of Andrew Ivins, 2009 (Access. No. 2009-022). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Molly Ivins, Aspen: March 6 '99. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36011636

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