Hey Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of Dumbness

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 22, 2012 - Literary Collections - 272 pages
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For decades, Hunter S. Thompson galvanized American journalism with his acerbic wit, radical ideas, and gonzo tactics. He continued his reign as ‘the Unabomber of contemporary letters’ (Time) with Hey Rube. Fear, greed, and action abound in this hilarious, thought-provoking compilation as Thompson doles out searing indictments and uproarious rants while providing brilliant commentary on politics, sex, and sports – at times all in the same column.

Filled with critics’ favorites, as well as never-before-published columns, Hey Rube follows Thompson through the beginning of the new century. Hey Rube gives us a look at the gonzo journalist in his most organic form – unbridled, astute, and irreverent.

‘Thompson is a genuinely unique figure in American journalism, a superb comic writer and a ferociously outspoken social and political critic’ Washington Post

‘Punctuated by moments of brilliant iconoclasm, as well as profound questions for our age’ San Francisco Chronicle

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

Great typical fun from the Good Doc, Hunter S. Thompson. Interesting to read his old bits and pieces from ESPN.com of 2000-2003 sports, and gambling, and politics (especially after 9.11). Read full review

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Not his best. mostly just a collection of his sports writing, with politics thrown in. Mostly made me sad he's gone. 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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