The Footloose American Following The Hunter S Thompson Trail Across South America

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The Footloose American

Author : Brian Kevin
ISBN : 9780770436384
Genre : Travel
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An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten route through South America In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson completed a yearlong journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for an upstart paper called the National Observer. It was here, on the front lines of the Cold War, that this then-unknown reporter began making a name for himself. The Hunter S. Thompson who would become America's iconic "gonzo journalist" was born in the streets of Rio, the mountains of Peru, and the black market outposts of Colombia. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Travel

Ecuador Culture Smart

Author : Russell Maddicks
ISBN : 9781857336849
Genre : Travel
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Squeezed between Colombia in the north and Peru in the south, Ecuador is named for its location on the Equator and has a landscape so varied that it has been described as a microcosm of every microclimate found in South America. This diversity makes it a magnet for tourists, mountain trekkers, volunteers, and increasing numbers of US retirees looking for a warm, culturally interesting, economical, and safe place to spend much of their time. The country is booming, thanks to high oil prices and investment in tourism, and a massive infrastructure program and the poverty-reduction measures launched by President Rafael Correa have endeared him to the poorest in society. Ecuador's multiethnic population reflects a unique blend of cultures, from traditionally dressed mountain peoples, whose ancestors inhabited their highland villages before the arrival of the Incas, to the Afro-Ecuadorians of Esmeraldas and the Chota Valley and the tribal peoples of the Amazonian rainforest. The Ecuadorians are proud, friendly, hospitable, and hardworking, but to know them well the foreign visitor needs to understand the complex historical divisions between the highlands and the coast, and the rigid class and racial hierarchy that has shaped the country's history. Culture Smart! Ecuador takes you beyond the usual descriptions of where to go and what to see, and gives you an insider's view of the people, their history, their food, and their culture. Special sections are designed to help food lovers get the most out of the menu, assist business travelers to gain an edge on the competition, and show expats, volunteers, and visitors how to meet and get on well with the Ecuadorians, who are as diverse and varied as the country's amazing geography.
Category: Travel

Frommer S Maine Coast

Author : Brian Kevin
ISBN : 1628873264
Genre : Travel
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Issued with color map attached to inside back cover.
Category: Travel

Outlaw Journalist The Life And Times Of Hunter S Thompson

Author : William McKeen
ISBN : 9780393249118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Gets it all in: the boozing and drugging…but also the intelligence, the loyalty, the inherent decency." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In Outlaw Journalist, the famous inventor of Gonzo journalism is portrayed as never before. Through in-depth interviews with Thompson’s associates, William McKeen gets behind the drinking and the drugs to show the man and the writer—one who was happy to be considered an outlaw and for whom the calling of journalism was life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hunter S Thompson

Author : William McKeen
ISBN : UOM:39015019601593
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Frommer S New England

Author : Kim Knox Beckius
ISBN : 1628873965
Genre : Travel
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Frommer's Complete Guides are packed with dazzling photos and detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, giving you the low-down on what's worth your trip and what's not. The destinations are broken down into easy to navigate sections and include a full size pull out map to help you plan the perfect trip.
Category: Travel

Ab Bookman S Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015030451176
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Canadian Periodical Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119897606
Genre : Canadian periodicals
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Category: Canadian periodicals

Television Video Almanac

Author : James D. Moser
ISBN : UCAL:B5023172
Genre : Television broadcasting
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Category: Television broadcasting

The Bookseller

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015036930033
Genre : Bibliography
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Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
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The United States Catalog

Author : Mary Burnham
ISBN : UOM:39015058375745
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature