Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Gonzo Papers, Volume 3)

Songs of the Doomed: More Notes on the Death of the American Dream (Gonzo Papers, Volume 3)

Hunter S. Thompson


First released in 1990, Songs of the Doomed is again in print -- via well known call for! during this 3rd and such a lot amazing quantity of the Gonzo Papers, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson recollects excessive and hideous moments in his thirty years within the Passing Lane -- and not anyone is secure from his hilarious, remarkably astute social commentary.

With Thompson's trademark perception and keenness in regards to the nation of yankee politics and tradition, Songs of the Doomed charts the lengthy, unusual journey from Kennedy to Quayle in Thompson's freewheeling, inimitable sort. Spanning 4 many years -- 1950 to 1990 -- Thompson is on the best of his shape whereas fleeing long island for Puerto Rico, using with the Hell's Angels, investigating Las Vegas sleaze, grappling with the "Dukakis problem," and eventually, detailing his notorious way of life bust, trial records, and Fourth modification conflict with the legislations. those stories -- usually sleazy, brutal, and crude -- are just the end of what Jack Nicholson referred to as "the so much baffling human iceberg of our time."

Songs of the Doomed is classic Thompson -- a super, brazen, bawdy compilation of the best sound bites of Gonzo journalism from the earlier thirty years.

Reviews:

From Publishers Weekly
This 3rd installment of the Gonzo Papers is a chronologically prepared choice of tales, letters, journals and reporting, permitting readers to determine how Thompson's model of "new journalism" has advanced through the years. (Nov.)

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Washington put up booklet international Songs of the Doomed permits us to trace Thompson's evolution as a author, and consequently the evolution of the shape he performed this sort of significant position in creating.

Tom Wolfe There are just adjectives writers care approximately anymore..."brilliant" and "outrageous"...and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on either one of them.

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