The Joke's Over

The Joke's Over: Memories of Hunter S. Thompson

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 04/10/2007
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The Joke's Over
The Joke's Over
In 1970 Ralph Steadman was commissioned to cover the Kentucky Derby in his own inimitable style. There he met Hunter S. Thompson, and the unlikely lads beg... READ MORE
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds

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In the spring of 1970, Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. In Kentucky to cover the Derby, he met a former Hells Angel called Hunter S. Thompson. Their meeting resulted in a working relationship and a friendship that lasted for more than thirty years and spanned the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement, Nixon and Watergate, and the decay of the American Dream. Few people knew Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. In this unique memoir Steadman tells his story for the first time, the story - in words and pictures - of Ralph and Hunter, a great British original on a great American original, Butch and Sundance on acid...

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099502197
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 356g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

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