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Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date November 1, 2003
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684873244
ISBN-10 0684873249
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.78 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
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Summary
The personal story of the author of Fear and Loathing in America profiles him as a rebel and non-conformist, describing his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism, his campaign for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, and his experience in the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Gonzo memoir from one of the most influential voices in American literature, Kingdom of Fear traces the course of Hunter S. Thompson’s life as a rebel—from a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid flaunting all authority to a convention-defying journalist who came to personify a wild fusion of fact, fiction, and mind-altering substances.

Brilliant, provocative, outrageous, and brazen, Hunter S. Thompson's infamous rule breaking—in his journalism, in his life, and under the law—changed the shape of American letters, and the face of American icons.

Call it the evolution of an outlaw. Here are the formative experiences that comprise Thompson’s legendary trajectory alongside the weird and the ugly. Whether detailing his exploits as a foreign correspondent in Rio, his job as night manager of the notorious O’Farrell Theatre in San Francisco, his epic run for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, or the sensational legal maneuvering that led to his full acquittal in the famous 99 Days trial, Thompson is at the peak of his narrative powers in Kingdom of Fear. And this boisterous, blistering ride illuminates as never before the professional and ideological risk taking of a literary genius and transgressive icon.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684873237
 
from Simon & Schuster (January 1, 2003)
9780684873237 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $25.00
About: The author describes his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism, his campaign for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, and his experience in the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780141014227 Book cover for 9780684873244
 
With Hunter S. Thompson | New edition from Gardners Books (March 4, 2004)
9780141014227 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.70
About: In this memoir, Hunter S.
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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (November 1, 2003)
9780684873244 | details & prices | 384 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The author describes his early days as a smart-mouthed Kentucky kid, his law-breaking journalism, his campaign for sheriff of Aspen on the Freak Power ticket, and his experience in the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago.

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