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Songs of the Doomed : More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
Songs of the Doomed More Notes on the Death of the American Dream
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
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ISBN-13: 9780743240994
ISBN-10: 0743240995
Publication Date: 12/1/2002
Pages: 384
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Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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First published in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is back in print - by popular demand! IN this third and most extraordinary volume of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recalls high and hideous moments in his thirty years in the Passing Lane - and no one is safe from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.
With Thompson's trademark insight and passion about the state of American politics and culture, Songs of the Doomed charts the long, strange trip from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable style. Spanning four decades 1950-1990 - Thompson is at the top of this form while fleeing New York for Puerto Rico, riding Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the 'Dukakis propblem,' and finally, detaling his infamous lifestyle bust, trial documents, and Fourth Amendment battle with the Law. These tales -often sleazy, brutal, and crude- are only the tip of what Jack Nicholson called 'the most baffling human iceberb of our time.'