Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Hunter S. Thompson

By: Saturday August 30, 2014 7:01 pm

Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga is Hunter S. Thompson’s first major work. It began as an article for The Nation and was expanded into a full book. Thompson eventually spent more than a year riding (and drinking) with the Angels.

 

Thompson Knew in ’72

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 3:40 pm

I won’t go so far as to suggest that if Hunter S. Thompson’s incisive reporting and analysis of Nixon v. McGovern were more widely known it might have stopped American politics’ long slide into the cesspool, for even back then, the slime was oozing freely.

What Campaign Trail can do, however — whether at this seemingly late moment or a hundred years hence — is snap any reader into total clarity about what happened to America, and our only way out of the muck.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Keith Stroup, It’s NORML to Smoke Pot: The 40 Year Fight for Marijuana Smokers’ Rights

By: Sunday July 21, 2013 1:59 pm

This book tells three stories at the same time: the life of Keith Stroup (founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), the story of NORML’s history, and the story of the last 45 years of marijuana policy. As you soon discover, the three stories are at times inseparable.

And the stories! This is a book full of anecdotes.

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