Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s

Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s

by Hunter S. Thompson


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A running tally of the folly of the 80's, the decade known for men of "huge brains, small necks, weak muscles and fat wallets.." - NYT Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517075043
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1991
Series: Gonzo Papers Series , #2

About the Author

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Rum Diary, and Better than Sex. He died in February 2005.

Date of Birth:

July 18, 1937

Date of Death:

February 20, 2005

Place of Birth:

Louisville, Kentucky

Place of Death:

Woody Creek, Colorado


U.S. Air Force, honorably discharged in 1957

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Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started reading HST's writings with 'Songs of the Doomed' and he made reading fun again!In a short time I had read all of the good doctors writings.'Generation of Swine'is a warm,exciting,funny tale of adventure that I would highly recommend.Shame shame Mr.Vigilante.I could write for the National Review in my sleep!
AuroraW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As far as I'm concerned Hunter can do no wrong ! One man's drivel is another man's masterpiece . A consumate genius I love all of his work :)
Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
Gonzo journalism at its best as Hunter S. Thompson surveys the political landscape of the early 80s in search of the lost American dream. Generation of Swine: Gonzo Papers Vol. 2: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the ‘80s, reads like a collection of his journals and writings from this famed writers. Hunter puts together a collection of his writings and thoughts that delve on subjects all across the spectrum. Reading this book close to 25 years after its publication gives you a yearning for a simpler time. No war, out of control deficits or a broken partisan system existed at that time. He ends with his disdain of Daddy Bush, but covers the whole spectrum of the happenings of the bubble gum pop Gipper lead era.
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