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eBook Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 ePub

by Hunter S. Thompson

  • ISBN: 1451691572
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Hunter S. Thompson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (June 26, 2012)
  • Pages: 512
  • ePub book: 1766 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1164 kb
  • Other: lit txt lrf doc
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 747

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Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 is a 1973 book that recounts and analyzes the 1972 presidential campaign in which Richard Nixon was re-elected President of the United States.

Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 is a 1973 book that recounts and analyzes the 1972 presidential campaign in which Richard Nixon was re-elected President of the United States. Written by Hunter S. Thompson and illustrated by Ralph Steadman, the book was largely derived from articles serialized in Rolling Stone throughout 1972. The book focuses almost exclusively on the Democratic Party's primaries and the breakdown of the party as it splits between the different candidates.

I doubt any book means more to a single professional sect than Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 means to American political journalists.

Just like Kafka’s Land Surveyor, Hunter in Campaign Trail ’72 enters a nightmarish maze of deceptions and .

Thompson violently and entertainingly rails against all of this throughout Fear and Loathing, and he tries early on to convince the reader that he understands that only the best and most shameless liars succeed in this environment.

Thompson's journey centers on the McGovern-Nixon '72 election. Nixon was the beginning of the end of the Golden Age of America, the subversion of the working class, the abuse of minorities, the testament to pure greed for money and power, that has led the Republican Party from the sensible charity and honesty of Eisenhower, to the depths of the terrifying clown, Trump, and his obscenely evil opportunists in the wreckage of.

F&L on the Campaign Trail is NOT that at all, so if that's what you are expecting then you might be. .

F&L on the Campaign Trail is NOT that at all, so if that's what you are expecting then you might be disappointed. Instead, read Hell's Angels first. That will at least prepare you for what to expect in Campaign Trail '72. If you are into politics at all, this is a MUST read. Do yourself a favor - stop following the electoral coverage on the corporate media for a week, use your time to read this book, and then go back to the current campaign and you will view it in a new light. 14 people found this helpful.

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Hunter S. Bill Clinton: The Rolling Stone Interview. Fear and Loathing in Elko. The following disconnected excerpts from Dr. Thompson’s political book ‘Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail’ were selected more or less at random from the massive text of his book on the 1972 presidential campaign. The author assumes no final responsibility for whatever follows. January ’73. Dawn is coming up in San Francisco now: 6:09 AM.

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Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time.

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From the legendary journalist and creator of “Gonzo” journalism Hunter S. Thompson comes the bestselling critical look at Nixon and McGovern’s 1972 presidential election.Forty years after its original publication, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 remains a cornerstone of American political journalism and one of the bestselling campaign books of all time. Hunter S. Thompson’s searing account of the battle for the 1972 presidency—from the Democratic primaries to the eventual showdown between George McGovern and Richard Nixon—is infused with the characteristic wit, intensity, and emotional engagement that made Thompson “the flamboyant apostle and avatar of gonzo journalism” (The New York Times). Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 is an epic political adventure that captures the feel of the American democratic process better than any other book ever written.

Comments

Jorius Jorius
I am a very big fan of Hunter S. Thompson, and have read both Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Hell's Angels.

I really enjoy the way he writes. His style is nowadays so often imitated- but NEVER equaled.

--Now, first a Warning--
If your only other experience with the late Dr Thompson is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and you got into all of the mindless drug fueled debauchery in that, well I have bad news:

F&L on the Campaign Trail is NOT that at all, so if that's what you are expecting then you might be disappointed. Instead, read Hell's Angels first. It still has the sex and violence, but it reads more like real journalism than someone narrating an orgy. That will at least prepare you for what to expect in Campaign Trail '72.

If you are into politics at all, this is a MUST read. HST really goes into all of the intricacies of the electoral process, but does so with such flair and style that it never becomes dry.

My personal favorite Thompson book is Hells Angels, but I'd have to say this one comes in a close second.
Lli Lli
I was ready to discount this book as another beat writer's ramble. But, I was pleasantly surprised who insightful HST is and how honest the piece is. He really is a sharp writer. The writing is dense so I took it in sections but it was a very educational read.
Inertedub Inertedub
If anyone were to own only one book by Hunter, it would have to be this one. The introduction contains a clearer picture of the reasons Hunter wrote than available elsewhere. It is a record of a search for a dream that is not to be. I can recommend it to any, whether they are fans of Hunter or not.
Levion Levion
Historically significant:
It reads like fiction but that's the point.
No other text discredits politics like this one.

People realize how untrustworthy the mainstream
media is because of the internet... however it's easy
to fall back into relying on them when often they
are the only source on a given subject. Admit it.
So, read this book and that will all be over!!!

The SUBJECTIVE style of this book will give you the
personal knowledge base to understand the over-
whelming conflicts of interest that prevail in modern
power. You will no longer just see the actors and
propaganda that surrounds us, but you will know the
existential depravity behind them, and feel it first,
the next time you are bombarded with their lies.
Gralmeena Gralmeena
I read this book as an appetizer for the current US presidential election campaign. And what an appetizer it is - akin to a halopenio shrimp cocktail with mescalin! It would have been an even better starter for the 2004 election, with which the 1972 election (featured here) shared many features: An incumbent hated by all the progressives at home and everybody in the rest of the world, an opponent who stands for nothing but not being that incumbent (defeated in the primaries in 72) and a murderous, immoral and expensive war on the other side of the world, which nevertheless didn't cost the US president his job.

When the great HST covers the 1972 campaign, the verb "cover" takes on a whole new meaning. He immerses himself in the broadcast of a pro football game in order to adopt the same mindset as pro football fanatic Richard Nixon. He almost drowns in the Atlantic ocean in Miami in sight of his friends at a democratic primary-night party. At the republican convention, he joins the young republicans and talks to them about acid (they think he is referring to proton donors, like hydrochloric acid). Not despite, but rather because of this famous "gonzo" style of journalism, HST's book is rich in insight about US politics and politics in general. He goes so much further than the horse-race type coverage commonly fed to the public. Thompson provides an intelligent assessment of the moods and trends in the US population and a really smart analysis of why people vote for whom. He has excellent insight into the dynamics of the individual campaigns and how they are molded by the characters and agendas of the candidates, the interactions with their campaign workers and their relations to the party apparatus. HST doesn't think of elections as some kind of stunt happening every couple of years, but he explains them as deeply interwoven with the social and demographic workings of the USA.

Some of my most favorite political quotes are from this book. Thompson really loves his country, he says "it could have been a testament to some of man's best instincts", but he is in despair over the crocks (Nixon and cronies) who have taken it hostage. This emotional state of his and the worry about the direction the US will take in '72 got him to write an intense and fiery book.

Do yourself a favor - stop following the electoral coverage on the corporate media for a week, use your time to read this book, and then go back to the current campaign and you will view it in a new light.
MilsoN MilsoN
Now 40 years old, this book remains the definitive work of campaign-following gonzo journalism. Often imitated, never duplicated. Here in 2012, after an election chock full of what seemed like some of the worst bad craziness associated with a campaign in recent memory, it's both reassuring and a bit frightening to see just how little has changed in American politics in the last 40 years.