VCLA Author Event: Tim Denevi - Freak Kingdom

Hunter S. Thompson is often mis-remembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled cartoon character. This book reclaims him for what he truly was: a fearless opponent of corruption and fascism, one who sacrificed his future well-being to fight against it, rewriting the rules of journalism and political satire in the process. This skillfully told and dramatic story shows how Thompson saw through Richard Nixon's treacherous populism and embarked on a life-defining campaign to stop it. In his fevered effort to expose institutional injustice, Thompson pushed himself far beyond his natural limits, sustained by drugs, mania, and little else. For ten years, he cast aside his old ambitions, troubled his family, and likely hastened his own decline, along the way producing some of the best political writing in our history.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
100 W Picadilly St.
Winchester, VA 22601
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$29.40
ISBN: 9781541767942
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 30th, 2018

The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price he paid for it