Generation of Swine by Hunter S. Thompson audiobook

Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the ’80s

By Hunter S. Thompson
Read by Scott Sowers

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Gonzo Papers Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664406964

  • ISBN: 9781664514799

Runtime: 12.74 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Generation of Swine, the second volume of the legendary Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's bestselling "Gonzo Papers," was first published in 1988 and is now back in print. Here, against a backdrop of late-night tattoo sessions and soldier-of-fortune trade shows, Dr. Thompson is at his apocalyptic best -- covering emblematic events such as the 1987-88 presidential campaign, with Vice President George Bush, Sr., fighting for his life against Republican competitors like Alexander Haig, Pat Buchanan, and Pat Robertson; detailing the GOP's obsession with drugs and drug abuse; while at the same time capturing momentous social phenomena as they occurred, like the rise of cable, satellite TV, and CNN -- 24 hours of mainline news. Showcasing his inimitable talent for social and political analysis, Generation of Swine is vintage Thompson -- eerily prescient, incisive, and enduring.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“His writing, every feisty, proves again…that he is one of our most incisive, insightful, and hilarious social critics.” New York Times Book Review
“At his best he has the kind of trenchant, mordant wit of H. L. Mencken and Mark Twain.” Houston Chronicle
“Thompson’s style is still as sharp as it was when he pistol-whipped America into seeing the logic of his doomed, drug-induced vision in Hell’s Angels and later in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.Detroit News
“Thompson’s fans will savor his wild words.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Hunter S. Thompson

Author Bio: Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005) was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books on politics and society were regarded as groundbreaking among journalists, and he was celebrated as one of the early practitioners of an outraged, irreverent form of highly subjective journalism that became known as gonzo journalism. His numerous articles for Rolling Stone and books like Hell’s Angels and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas brought him wide recognition and cultlike status.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English