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The Resource The footloose American : following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America, Brian Kevin

The footloose American : following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America, Brian Kevin

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The footloose American : following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America
Title
The footloose American
Title remainder
following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America
Statement of responsibility
Brian Kevin
Title variation
Following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America
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Language
eng
Summary
"An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten journey through South America. In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, who would become America's bestselling "gonzo journalist," completed a year-long journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for a now-defunct paper called the National Observer. With the gritty humor and keen political observations for which he later became known, correspondent Thompson reflected on topics that continue to make headlines today: the rise of leftist populism, struggles over resource extraction, the marginalization of indigenous peoples. In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his guide, offering a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American culture, politics, and ecology. By contrasting the author's own thrilling, transformative experiences along the Hunter S. Thompson Trail with those that Thompson describes in his letters and lost Observer stories, The Footloose American is at once a gripping personal journey and a thought-provoking study of culture and place"--
Summary
An adventure-filled travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten journey through South America. In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, who would become America's bestselling "gonzo journalist," completed a year-long journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for a now-defunct paper called the National Observer. With the gritty humor and keen political observations for which he later became known, correspondent Thompson reflected on topics that continue to make headlines today: the rise of leftist populism, struggles over resource extraction, the marginalization of indigenous peoples. In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his guide, offering a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American culture, politics, and ecology
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10316995
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DLC
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Kevin, Brian
Dewey number
980
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2225
LC item number
.K48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Thompson, Hunter S.
  • Kevin, Brian
  • Indians of South America
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
  • TRAVEL / South America / General
  • HISTORY / Latin America / South America
  • South America
  • South America
  • South America
Target audience
adult
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following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America
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The footloose American : following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America, Brian Kevin
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9780770436377.jpg
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015569
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780770436377
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2013038287
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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map
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(Sirsi) i9780770436377
Label
The footloose American : following the Hunter S. Thompson trail across South America, Brian Kevin
Link
9780770436377.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1015569
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9780770436377
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013038287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780770436377

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