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The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date November 1, 2003
Pages 608
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743250450
ISBN-10 0743250451
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Summary
The first volume of the Gonzo papers brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles, cultural commentary, rants, and essays on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl and Watergate to napalm, Las Vegas, Hemingway, Brando, sharks and drugs. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson’s bestselling Gonzo Papers offers brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in his signature style.

Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling “Gonzo Papers” is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo”—“The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.

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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (November 1, 2003); titled "The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time"
9780743250450 | details & prices | 608 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Brings together a selection of the legendary American journalist's articles on subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Watergate, from Hemingway to Brando, and from sharks to drugs.
Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (January 1, 1992)
9780345374820 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $15.00
About: America, with all its warts, lies naked under the laser-like scrutiny of legendary outlaw journalist and brilliant reporter Hunter S.

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