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The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date April 1, 1998
Pages 683
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345377968
ISBN-10 0345377966
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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Summary
Addressed to famous personalities of the time, a collection of private and political letters by the influential guerrilla journalist captures the cultural and political upheaval of the late fifties and sixties through the author's jaundiced eyes. Reprint. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson. In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective. Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.

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Hardcover
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from Villard Books (June 1, 1997)
9780679406952 | details & prices | 683 pages | 6.75 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 2.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The private correspondence of America's outlaw journalist provides a look at Thompson's personal relationships from the mid-1950s through 1967
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (April 1, 1998)
9780345377968 | details & prices | 683 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $20.00
About: The private correspondence of America's outlaw journalist looks at Thompson's personal relationships from the mid-1950s through 1967

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