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This book offers a fresh inside look at what really goes on behind the scenes of a presidential campaign.
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.
I was introduced to Hunter S. by the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which led to me reading that book.
I like Hunter S. Thompson and I like politics. I had no idea that the two came together. It's amazing the amount of access he had, and how interesting this book is. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R Peterson
For political junkies a Must Read What a writer Up there with HemingwayPublished 4 months ago by Grahame Thorne
HST need I say more. Polotics were just as dirty in the 1970's as they are today. This is a great book and a time capsule that can be enjoyed for political junkies like myself for... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Craig Zamboni
This book has all the typical HST stuff that I like, but I realized about 25 pages in that I couldn't care less about the '71-'72 democratic primaries, which is what the first 2/3... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Suma
I had never read any Hunter S Thompson books before "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72"; the only experience I had with the gonzo guru was Terry Gilliam's... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Steve V.
Nobody can make a Presidential election sound like a fun trip...except for the late great Hunter S. Thompson. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dee Dee Tee
Well-written, funny, frenetic, tragic and trenchant. Dr. Hunter S. Thompson produced a great insight into Senator McGovern's bid for the presidency.Published 8 months ago by RH McElroy
It reads like fiction but that's the point.
No other text discredits politics like this one. Read more