Fear and loathing the strange and terrible saga of Hunter S. Thompson by Perry, Paul

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Published by Thunder"s Mouth Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Thompson, Hunter S,
  • Thompson, Hunter S. -- Literary art,
  • Journalists -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementPaul Perry.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN4874.T444 P47 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3313869M
ISBN 101560256052
LC Control Number2004102921
OCLC/WorldCa55102535

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