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

Author: Brian Kevin
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: History Of The Americas, Guidebooks, Travel Writing
Book Format: Paperback

In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, who would become America's bestselling gonzo journalist, completed a year-long journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for a now-defunct paper called the National Observer. With the gritty humor and keen political observations for which he later became known, Thompson reflected on topics that continue to make headlines today- the rise of leftist populism, struggles over resource extraction, the marginalization of indigenous peoples. In The Footloose American, award-winning travel writer Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his guide and offers 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along the Hunter S. Thompson Trail with those that Thompson describes in his published correspondence and largely unpublished Observer pieces, The Footloose American is at once a gripping personal journey and a thought-provoking study of culture and place.

About Brian Kevin
BRIAN KEVIN has written about travel, adventure, and culture for Outside, Sierra, Men's Journal, and Travel + Leisure. He received a 2010 Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers. He currently lives in coastal Maine where he's a contributing editor at Down East.


SKU BK-9780770436377
Barcode # 9780770436377
Brand Broadway Books
Artist / Author Brian Kevin
Shipping Weight 0.2900kg
Shipping Width 0.021m
Shipping Height 0.203m
Shipping Length 0.132m

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