The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 22, 2012 - History - 624 pages
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‘Well . . .yes, and here we go again’ Dr Hunter S. Thompson

Indeed we do. Here, in one chunky volume, is the best of gonzo. From Private Thompson in trouble with the air force, to the devastating portrait of the ageing Muhammad Ali. Taking in the Kentucky Derby, Freak Power in the Rockies, Nixon in ’68, McGovern in ’72, Fear and Loathing at the Watergate, Jimmy Carter and the Great Leap of Faith – and much more. An indispensable compendium of decadence, depravity and horse-sense.

‘Hunter Thompson elicits the same kind of admiration one would feel for a streaker at Queen Victoria’s funeral’ William F. Buckley

‘No other reporter reveals how much we have to fear and loathe, yet does it so hilariously. Now that the dust of the sixties has settled, his hallucinated vision strikes one as having been the sanest’ Nelson Algren

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

The major pieces in this anthology deal with Watergate, South America and Jimmy Carter. IMHO, the Us will eventually understand that Jimmy Carter was a wise president, and not a failure. His attempt ... Read full review

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User Review  - Arthur Graham - Goodreads

Gets bogged down at points with some of the football/political minutia, but then this is often where we find some of HST's keenest insights. Quite a lot of history to wade through as well, but if you ... Read full review

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Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) was an American journalist widely regarded as the father of gonzo journalism.

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