The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1979 ❧ Summit Books

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The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson [THE GONZO PAPERS: VOLUME I]


True 1st in beautiful condition!

Hardcover with dust jacket.  Dust jacket is excellent; hint of tanning and some mild shelf & edge wear.  Housed in a protective mylar jacket.

Book itself is excellent w minimal wear. Tight binding.  Light wear to text block. Reads as new.  

The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed “gonzo”—“The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful ‘60s and ‘70s.