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Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in '72 - Hunter
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Howburn Digger
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Re: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in '72 - Hunter
Feb 08, 2017, 23:56
phallus dei wrote:


Haven't read the books but I can say you just provided an excellent summary of the last 45 years of American political history!


"Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail in '72" takes a bit of persevering because the also-rans and coulda-been-a-contenders from 1971 are mostly forgotten on this side of the pond these days. So it is hard to put some of the comments/ situations/ stories into any kinda context at first. But stick in there and get into Duke's groove and you find it is easy to spit the bullets as he does.
However, "The Great Shark Hunt" is his crowning glory for me. Similar to "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" but writ much larger across a biblical sized tome of Ali interviews, Race Meetings, Governer's Breakfasts and general trough-snouting... My copy is 600-odd pages and it could do with 600 more.
Probably haven't read them in twenty years. I actually looked them out after reading this thread and I have started over again.
Highly recommended.

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