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The Resource Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie, Hunter S. Thompson

Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie, Hunter S. Thompson

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Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie
Title
Better than sex
Title remainder
confessions of a political junkie
Statement of responsibility
Hunter S. Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Bill Clinton would have played the Jew's harp stark naked on 60 Minutes if he thought it would help him get elected. He is the Willy Loman of Generation X, a traveling salesman from Arkansas who has the loyalty of a lizard with its tail broken off and the midnight taste of a man who'd double-date with the Rev. Jimmy Swaggart."
  • So writes famed political analyst Hunter S. Thompson in Better Than Sex, his groundbreaking, breathtaking, and escapading saga of what happens to campaign junkies behind the scenes of a victorious presidential campaign - their orgies, their despair, and finally their terror when they abandon all hope as the forces of darkness close in and make them prisoners in their own White House, where they cry out like doomed animals. As he did in such classics as Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, Hell's Angels, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dr. Thompson has again wandered into the savage vortex of political power, and emerged, barely, with this bizarre tale of life within the Belly of the Great American Beast
  • Better Than Sex drags you into Mr. Bill's Neighborhood, a world full of fear that stretches from Pennsylvania Avenue to Hollywood to the squalid hills of the Ozarks, where power-crazed monsters like James Carville, Oliver North, and George Stephanopoulos seize control of a nation and wallow unashamed in a Palace of Power where the only governing ethic is raw lust. It is an ugly and disillusioning spectacle, one that only the merciful death of Richard M. Nixon - explored here in all its glorious symbolism - could defuse. Read it and weep, Bubba. We live in an ugly time and Thompson's cruel struggle with his political addiction is a matter of public record
Member of
Summary
Thompson delivers a mind-bending view of the 1992 presidential race, packed with all the horror, sacrifice, lust, and glory that made this campaign so utterly fascinating
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
187408
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
324.973/0928
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E884
LC item number
.T46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Gonzo papers
Series volume
v. 4
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
confessions of a political junkie
Label
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie, Hunter S. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780679424475
Lccn
93028242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28586924
  • (OCoLC)28586924
Label
Better than sex : confessions of a political junkie, Hunter S. Thompson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 245 pages
Isbn
9780679424475
Lccn
93028242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28586924
  • (OCoLC)28586924

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