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'This is the Great Red Shark of Hunter biographies...Read it of die' Greg Palast Requesting his ashes blasted into the blue Colorado sky to drift slowly back over the crowd at his funeral was typical of the menacing humour of Hunter S. Thompson. The master of the Gonzo style, the ...
Outlaw Journalist: The Life & Times of Hunter S. Thompson
'This is the Great Red Shark of Hunter biographies...Read it of die' Greg Palast Requesting his ashes blasted into the blue Colorado sky to drift slowly back over the crowd at his funeral was typical of the menacing humour of Hunter S. Thompson. The master of the Gonzo style, the sheer power of his supercharged prose in masterpieces like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hell's Angels, and The Great Shark Hunt confirmed them as classics of New Journalism. There was no one better at capturing America and its citizens, from the presidential campaign trail to the Hell's Angels' lair. Since the writer's death in 2005, William McKeen has interviewed many of his associates who have never spoken about him before. The result is a hugely entertaining portrait that gets behind the drink and drugs to reveal a charismatic, complex figure. Outlaw Journalist is the definitive biography of this compelling American icon. 'Superb...McKeen's book brilliantly depicts how one of the fundamental tenets of New Journalism - putting the reporter at the centre of the story - eventually did Thompson in' Literary Review 'Well caught by William McKeen in an admirable book' Independent
18.75 USD

Outlaw Journalist: The Life & Times of Hunter S. Thompson

by William McKeen
Paperback
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A true icon of American popular culture, songwriter and entertainer Bob Dylan was a catalyst for changing social currents in the 1960s. His songs of the 60s, such as Blowin' in the Wind, immediately conjure up an era even for those too young to have witnessed it. Although he often ...
Bob Dylan: A Bio-Bibliography
A true icon of American popular culture, songwriter and entertainer Bob Dylan was a catalyst for changing social currents in the 1960s. His songs of the 60s, such as Blowin' in the Wind, immediately conjure up an era even for those too young to have witnessed it. Although he often shuns the public eye and has dropped out of sight for long periods in his career, Dylan continues to write and perform and remains influential on the popular music scene. Unswerving in his antiwar stance, he shocked audiences of the February 1991 Grammy Awards ceremony, at which he was honored with a lifetime achievement award, by singing his Masters of War during Operation Desert Storm. Elusive to biographers, Dylan has inspired relatively few substantive accounts, although much has been written about his music. The present study presents an accurate summary of his life and an analysis of his pivotal role in popular music. His more than 400 songs and other writings, recordings, concert tours, and film and television appearances are all fully documented, as are bootleg recordings and recordings of his music by other singers. Presented in a lively manner with much anecdotal material, the facts and the myths about Dylan and the strengths and weaknesses of writings about him are carefully assessed in this one-volume source on the man and his work.
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92.400000 USD

Bob Dylan: A Bio-Bibliography

by William McKeen
Hardback
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Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles
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28.340000 USD

Everybody Had an Ocean: Music and Mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles

by William McKeen
Hardback
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Highway 61: A Father-And-Son Journey Through the Middle of America
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20.950000 USD

Highway 61: A Father-And-Son Journey Through the Middle of America

by William McKeen
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For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation-one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson-there was another moveable feast: KeyWest, Florida. The small town on ...
Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West
For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation-one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson-there was another moveable feast: KeyWest, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create themselves. Others just went to disappear-and succeeded. No matter what inspired the trip, Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time, where and when an astonishing collection of artists wove a web of creative inspiration. Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise. Unlike the Lost Generation of Paris in the twenties, we have a generation that invented, reinvented, and found itself at the unending cocktail party at the end-and the beginning-of America's highway.
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20.950000 USD

Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West

by William McKeen
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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 ...
Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson
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.
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17.800000 USD

Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson

by William McKeen
Paperback / softback
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Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his early magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing campaign coverage in Rolling Stone. When Thompson was on, there was no one better at capturing who Americans were and ...
Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S.Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson detonated a two-ton bomb under the staid field of journalism with his early magazine pieces and revelatory Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Fear and Loathing campaign coverage in Rolling Stone. When Thompson was on, there was no one better at capturing who Americans were and what America was, be it in politics, at the Kentucky Derby, or in the Hells Angels' lair. William McKeen became friends with Thompson after writing a monograph on his journalism. McKeen now has interviewed many of Thompson's associates who wouldn't speak before, from childhood friends to colleagues, to assistants who sat around the Woody Creek, Colorado, kitchen control room late at night when Thompson did most of his work. McKeen gets behind the drinking and drugs to show the man and the writer-one who was happy to be considered an outlaw but took the calling of journalism as his life.
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29.350000 USD
Hardback
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The career of the Beatles, England's and probably the world's most famous rock 'n' roll musical group of the 1960s, has interested a wide variety of people from journalists to rock historians, from popular writers to the American public. In this one-volume reference book, McKeen traces The Beatles' career from ...
The Beatles: A Bio-Bibliography
The career of the Beatles, England's and probably the world's most famous rock 'n' roll musical group of the 1960s, has interested a wide variety of people from journalists to rock historians, from popular writers to the American public. In this one-volume reference book, McKeen traces The Beatles' career from the first American appearance in a film clip on the Jack Paar show in 1964 to their breakup in 1970. The first part of the book contains a biographical essay, and chapters on the group's work--albums, films, performances--their influence on popular culture, and a summary of what happened to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr after the dissolution of the group in 1970. Part II continues with reference material, a discography, a bibliography and a list of concerts, television appearances, and film performances. The final chapter is a chronology of events from 1940-1970. This book is an invaluable resource for courses in Rock Music, Popular Music, and Introduction to Music. It is also a priceless reference book for rock historians and will certainly interest Beatle fans.
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74.91 USD
Hardback
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