Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-1967

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The Fear and Loathing Letters, Volume One.

The Proud Highway

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Here, for the first time, is the private and most intimate correspondence of one of America's most influential and incisive journalists--Hunter S. Thompson.

In letters to a Who's Who of luminaries from Norman Mailer to Charles Kuralt, Tom Wolfe to Lyndon Johnson, William Styron to Joan Baez--not to mention his mother, the NRA, and a chain of newspaper editors--Thompson vividly catches the tenor of the times in 1960s America and channels it all through his own razor-sharp perspective.

Passionate in their admiration, merciless in their scorn, and never anything less than fascinating, the dispatches of The Proud Highway offer an unprecedented and penetrating gaze into the evolution of the most outrageous raconteur/provocateur ever to assault a typewriter.

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Author Hunter S. Thompson / Douglas Brinkley (editor)
Publisher Ballantine Boks
Page Count 684pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.25
Publication Notes paperback
Publication Date 1997
ISBN 978-0345377968

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