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Hunter S. Thompson

Journalist, Author (18-Jul-1937 — 20-Feb-2005)


William McKeen. Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson. New York: W. W. Norton. 2008. 428pp.

Paul Perry. Fear and Loathing: The Strange and Terrible Saga of Hunter S. Thompson. New York, New York: Thunder's Mouth Press. 1992.

Hunter S. Thompson. Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist. Simon & Schuster. 2000. 758pp.

Marc Weingarten. The Gang that Wouldn't Write Straight: Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, and the New Journalism Revolution. Crown Publishers. 2006. 325pp.

Jann Wenner; Corey Seymour. Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson: An Oral Biography. New York: Little, Brown. 2007. 467pp.

Peter O. Whitmer. When The Going Gets Weird: The Twisted Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson: A Very Unauthorized Biography. New York, NY: Hyperion. 1993. 334pp.

Peter O. Whitmer; Bruce Van Wyngarden. Aquarius Revisited: Seven Who Created the Sixties Counterculture That Changed America. New York: Macmillan. 1987. 260pp. The seven are: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, Norman Mailer, Tom Robbins, and Hunter S. Thompson.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1452)

  9. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.136)

  10. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.646)

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