Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson [FIRST EDITION] 1973
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson
FIRST EDITION / THIRD PRINTING  STRAIGHT ARROW BOOKS
Hardcover sans dust jacket.
Leatherette cover with embossed skull art on front.
Book is in very good condition. Some wear to cover / scuffs / bumping to edges. Binding is tight and interior pages read good as new.
Hilarious, terrifying, insightful, and compulsively readable, these are the articles that Hunter S. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone magazine while covering the 1972 election campaign of President Richard M. Nixon and his unsuccessful opponent, Senator George S. McGovern. Hunter focuses largely on the Democratic Party's primaries and the breakdown of the national party as it splits between the different candidates.
With drug-addled alacrity and incisive wit, Thompson turned his jaundiced eye and gonzo heart to the repellent and seductive race for president, deconstructed the campaigns, and ended up with a political vision that is eerily prophetic.