The Footloose American

The Footloose American Author Brian Kevin
ISBN-10 9780770436384
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten route through South America In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson completed a yearlong journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for an upstart paper called the National Observer. It was here, on the front lines of the Cold War, that this then-unknown reporter began making a name for himself. The Hunter S. Thompson who would become America's iconic "gonzo journalist" was born in the streets of Rio, the mountains of Peru, and the black market outposts of Colombia. In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his guide, offering a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American culture, politics, and ecology. By contrasting the author's own thrilling, transformative experiences along the Hunter S. Thompson Trail with those that Thompson describes in his letters and lost Observer stories, The Footloose American is at once a gripping personal journey and a thought-provoking study of culture and place. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Frommer s Maine Coast

Frommer s Maine Coast Author Brian Kevin
ISBN-10 1628873264
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Complete Guide
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You’ll never fall into tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. Doing so is like having a trusted friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. That’s because our guidebooks, unlike much of the competition, are written by resident experts--like Brian Kevin, the author of Frommer’s Maine Coast, and the managing editor of Down East magazine. In this highly opinionated book, he’ll help you sort through the options so you can tailor a vacation that’s right for you. Frommer’s Maine Coast covers all of the region’s highlights--from the best beaches and lobster rolls to the most scenic places to hike, kayak, and sail. The book gives in-depth advice on how to tackle the wondrous Acadia National Park, the foodie scene in Portland, such small-town gems as York Village, Camden, Castine, and more. Our guide proudly contains: * Exact prices for every venue and activity listed, so there’s never any guessing or nasty surprises * Detailed maps throughout, plus a handy pullout map * Savvy, hard-hitting reviews of restaurants, hotels, attractions, shopping, and nightlife in all price ranges, from luxe to backpacker-friendly * Helpful suggested itineraries so you can make the most of your vacation time

Stories I Tell Myself

Stories I Tell Myself Author Juan F. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781101875865
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Hunter S. Thompson, “smart hillbilly,” boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time, writer for The National Observer, et cetera. From the outset he was the Wild Man of American journalism with a journalistic appetite that touched on subjects that drove his sense of justice and intrigue, from biker gangs and 1960s counterculture to presidential campaigns and psychedelic drugs. He lived larger than life and pulled it up around him in a mad effort to make it as electric, anger-ridden, and drug-fueled as possible. Now Juan Thompson tells the story of his father and of their getting to know each other during their forty-one fraught years together. He writes of the many dark times, of how far they ricocheted away from each other, and of how they found their way back before it was too late. He writes of growing up in an old farmhouse in a narrow mountain valley outside of Aspen—Woody Creek, Colorado, a ranching community with Hereford cattle and clover fields . . . of the presence of guns in the house, the boxes of ammo on the kitchen shelves behind the glass doors of the country cabinets, where others might have placed china and knickknacks . . . of climbing on the back of Hunter’s Bultaco Matador trail motorcycle as a young boy, and father and son roaring up the dirt road, trailing a cloud of dust . . . of being taken to bars in town as a small boy, Hunter holding court while Juan crawled around under the bar stools, picking up change and taking his found loot to Carl’s Pharmacy to buy Archie comic books . . . of going with his parents as a baby to a Ken Kesey/Hells Angels party with dozens of people wandering around the forest in various stages of undress, stoned on pot, tripping on LSD . . . He writes of his growing fear of his father; of the arguments between his parents reaching frightening levels; and of his finally fighting back, trying to protect his mother as the state troopers are called in to separate father and son. And of the inevitable—of mother and son driving west in their Datsun to make a new home, a new life, away from Hunter; of Juan’s first taste of what “normal” could feel like . . . We see Juan going to Concord Academy, a stranger in a strange land, coming from a school that was a log cabin in the middle of hay fields, Juan without manners or socialization . . . going on to college at Tufts; spending a crucial week with his father; Hunter asking for Juan’s opinion of his writing; and he writes of their dirt biking on a hilltop overlooking Woody Creek Valley, acting as if all the horrible things that had happened between them had never taken place, and of being there, together, side by side . . . And finally, movingly, he writes of their long, slow pull toward reconciliation . . . of Juan’s marriage and the birth of his own son; of watching Hunter love his grandson and Juan’s coming to understand how Hunter loved him; of Hunter’s growing illness, and Juan’s becoming both son and father to his father . . . From the Hardcover edition.

The Great Shark Hunt

The Great Shark Hunt Author Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781451669251
Year 2011-09-06
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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.

No Mercy

No Mercy Author Redmond O'Hanlon
ISBN-10 0679737324
Year 1998-06-01
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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In a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, the author recounts his search for the remains of a legendary dinosaur in the Congo, a tale of swamps, soldiers, sorcerers, and a supernatural monster. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Safari

Safari Author Geoffrey Kent
ISBN-10 9780062299222
Year 2015-08-11
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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"It's here, in nature, that we are completely unified with all of life." Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he launched a safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today he is the chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, a pioneering internationally renowned luxury travel company that takes thousands of trekkers to the planet's wildest frontiers. In his gripping memoir, this "Indiana Jones–meets–James Bond" entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent's life reads like a work of fiction: growing up barefoot in the African bush, riding his motorcycle across the continent, and ultimately becoming the most sought-after travel professional in the world. Safari is a breathtaking and exhilarating trip to some of the most exotic and stunning locations on earth. Packed with gorgeous photographs and unbelievable memories from the larger-than-life explorer, Safari lets readers indulge their spirit of adventure.

No Logo

No Logo Author Naomi Klein
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018391190
Year 2000-12-04
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Vintage Canada
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Taking aim at the brand bullies.

101 Places to Get F cked Up Before You Die

101 Places to Get F cked Up Before You Die Author Matador Network
ISBN-10 9781250035592
Year 2014-01-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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What Are You Waiting For? Looking for a guidebook that isn't full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? 101 Places to Get Fucked Up Before You Die brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around the world. Part guide, part social commentary, part party invitation, 101 Places gives you all the info and inspiration you'll need to: * Blowout one (or several) of the year's biggest festivals * MacGyver your way into underground clubs and backcountry raves * Throw down with people from the Himalayas to the salt flats to Antarctica * Travel in every conceivable style—from baller to dirtbag—to some of the most epic spots on earth Do you really know where to go out in San Francisco or Tel Aviv? How about preparing for Burning Man or Oktoberfest? The award-winning journalists and photographers at Matador Network let you know what's up at each spot, whether it's drug policies, how to keep safe, special options for LGBT travelers, or simply where to find the kind of music you like to dance to. No matter if you want to rage at Ibiza or just chill on some dunes smoking shisha, 101 Places has something for you. So, hop a flight, raise a glass, and join us as we breach security, ride ill-recommended ferries, and hike miles into the wilderness all in search of the parties and places going off right now.

WHO KILLED HUNTER S THOMPSON

WHO KILLED HUNTER S THOMPSON Author Warren Hinckle
ISBN-10 0867198559
Year 2017-02-15
Pages 520
Language en
Publisher
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An inquiry into the life and death of the master of 'gonzo' - Hunter Thompson - with candid memories and appreciations by many of his closest friends and co-conspirators. Thompson's compatriots, observe and comment on thejournalistic legend's life and death.Contains: transcripts of his rants and idiosyncraticphone messages, The Gonzo Master's Midnight Faxes, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, and a humungous introduction (a book in itself!) by Warren Hinckle III. BOOK ONEThe Crazy Never Dieincluding The Night ManagerWarren HinckleBOOK TWO The Kentucky Derby IsDecadent and DepravedHunter S. Thompson & Ralph SteadmanBOOK THREEAdventures with Hunterincluding Shotgun Art & Shotgun GolfJohn G. Clancy A Master Of ToolsBill Cardoso The Origin Of GonzoDennis P. Eichhorn What Is Gonzo?Roger Black Waiting For CopyJerry Brown Res Ipsa LoquiturBen Fong-Torres Janis Joplin Knew What She Was Doing, TooPaul Krassner Blowing Deadlines With HunterTimothy Ferris Fear And LoathingWilliam Randolph Hearst III How The Doctor Rated The GameTerry McDonell The Smoking Lamp Is OffMartin F. Nolan Hunter By MoonlightWilliam Kennedy A Box Of BooksChris Felver Shooting Hunter In f8Phil Bronstein A Night At Hunter'sBarbara Wohl-Littinger I Told You I Was SickJohn R. MacArthur A Night On The TownJack Thibeau One Of Those Learning ExperiencesMichael Stepanian Life Was Perfect, Life Was RealEugene "Dr. Hip" Schoenfeld, M.D. Medicating HunterMatthew Naythons 16 Alexander AvenueWayne Ewing Never Call 911Deborah Fuller Owl Farm AlbumJohn Walsh Hunter As ElvisJeff Goodby Hunter Makes A Commercial, Sort OfRalph Steadman I Knew He Meant ItJonah Raskin The View From The LeftTom Wolfe As Gonzo In Life As In His WorkGarry Trudeau Some Nasty Karmic ShiftJonathan Shaw & Johnny Depp The Gift of the Severed FingerWavy Gravy A Haiku For The Good DoctorStephen R. Proctor Heir AberrantBOOK FOURThey Came For Blood...We Gave Them InkR. L. "Bob" Crabbincluding The Topless Caravan to Woody CreekBOOK FIVEMidnight FaxesHunter S. Thompson To Jeff Armstrong, Road Managerincluding Other Faxes from HSTBOOK SIXRequiemSusie BrightJuan ThompsonWayne Ewing

Venice is a Fish A Cultural Guide

Venice is a Fish  A Cultural Guide Author Tiziano Scarpa
ISBN-10 9781847651723
Year 2010-07-09
Pages 129
Language en
Publisher Profile Books
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Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. With everything from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro, Scarpa waves the tourist in the right direction and, without naming a single restaurant, hotel or bar, relates the secret language needed to experience the real Venice. So ignore the street signs - why fight the labyrinth? Venice, the fish, is ready to swallow you whole.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild Author Jon Krakauer
ISBN-10 9780330469982
Year 2011-07-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. 'an astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents' Guardian 'a compelling tale of tragic idealism' The Times

The Proud Highway

The Proud Highway Author Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN-10 9781408861943
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 720
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Proud Highway is a literary milestone. The first volume in Hunter S. Thompson's intimate letters begins with a high school essay written in 1955, and takes us through 1967, when the publication of Hell's Angels made the author an international celebrity. Thompson's prolific and often profound correspondence gives us an unforgettable insight into the world during the Cold War era, as well as an authoritative introduction to the cultural revolution of the sixties. With a vicious eye for detail and rude wit he writes to such luminaries as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, Lyndon Johnson and Joan Baez. These letters represent the evolution of the original, a singular voice defying an era of banality, and cements Thompson's reputation as one of the great romantic journalistic figures of our time.

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom Author James M. McPherson
ISBN-10 0199743908
Year 2003-12-11
Pages 952
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye Author Ben Coes
ISBN-10 9781447247128
Year 2014-09-25
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Ex-Delta Force operative, Dewey Andreas, has overcome deadly terrorist attacks around the world but now the powers he's defeated are set on hunting him down. But when a cruel and tragic accident occurs, Andreas is driven to seek revenge on his nemesis. Even though it will probably kill him, he has nothing left to lose. Keeping one step ahead of the CIA who are trying to reign him in, Andreas leads a storm of violence and reprisal across Europe and into the heart of China. Where true evil in the form of his enemy is plotting his downfall. It is one of the world's most powerful and dangerous men who wants Andreas dead. Dewey is coming for him. Dewey Andreas is a hero unlike any other. If you're a fan of Bourne, Bond and Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child or you enjoy Vince Flynn or Simon Kernick, then the explosive new Dewey Andreas thriller from Ben Coes will blow you away.