The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America

By | March 16, 2018
The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America Author Brian Kevin
ISBN-10 0770436374
ISBN-13 9780770436377
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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An adventure filled and thought provoking travelogue along Hunter S Thompson s forgottenroute through South AmericaIn 1963 twenty five year old Hunter S Thompson completed a yearlong journey across South America filing a series of dispatches for an upstartpaper 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

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