New York: Summit Books, 1979. First Edition. Thick Octavo. (24 cm. x 16 cm.) 602 pp. Half black cloth, black buckram spine, titles on spine and the "Gonzo Fist" symbol on front board in white. Photopictorial dust jacket depicting the author. Light edgewear and mild toning to dustjacket. Contemporary date written in pen on front free endpaper. Overall, a sturdy, clean copy. Fine. Item #127
Hunter S. Thompson almost single-handedly reinvented the image of how a journalist should write and, more importantly, behave. At some point in his writing, history and the man covering history, became merged into one great story. A founder of "Gonzo" journalism, Thompson threw any claims to objectivity out the window (probably many windows). From his first-hand account of living and riding with the Hell's Angels, to his electric coverage of the 1972 election campaign, to his indictment of the counterculture revolution while sheltering from it in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson was among the first journalists to question the level of "truth" possible when covering historic events. This book preserves 46 of his articles, hand-selected by the one-of-kind maverick himself.