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- June 1998
by Vintage Books
(first published July 7th 1971)
Hunter S. Thompson
- Date of birth: July 18, 1937
- Died: February 20, 2005
- Born: in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States.
- Description: Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, famous for his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism, a style of reporting where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become the central figures of their stories. He is also known for his promotion and use of psychedelics and other mind-altering substances (and to a lesser extent, alcohol and firearms), his libertarian views, and his iconoclastic contempt for authority. He committed suicide in 2005.