Boys on the Bus

ISBN-10: 0812968204

ISBN-13: 9780812968200

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Cheap booze. Flying fleshpots. Lack of sleep. Endless spin. Lying pols. Just a few of the snares lying in wait for the reporters who covered the 1972 presidential election. Traveling with the press pack from the June primaries to the big night in November, Rolling Stone reporter Timothy Crouse hopscotched the country with both the Nixon and McGovern campaigns and witnessed the birth of modern campaign journalism. The Boys on the Bus is the raucous story of how American news got to be what it is today. With its verve, wit, and psychological acumen, it is a classic of American reporting.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25" wide x 5.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Hunter S. Thompson was born on July 18, 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky. At the age of sixteen he was inducted into the Athenaeum Literary Association and wrote for the Athenaeum Journal. During his two years in the US Air Force, Thompson wrote a sports column for The Common Courier. After he was discharged, he moved to New York to work as a copy boy at Time Magazine and later moved to San Juan to write for a Puerto Rican bowling magazine. He also reported to the National Observer from South America. Upon his return to the US, Thompson wrote Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga, which became a national bestseller and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which was originally published in Rolling Stone magazine. Thompson wrote for Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Esquire. Both Bill Murray and Johnny Depp portrayed Hunter in feature film movies based on his books, Where the Buffalo Roam and The Rum Diary, respectively. Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide on February 20, 2005 at his home in Colorado.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Covering the Primaries and Conventions
On the Bus
Coming to Power
The Muskie Three and Other Campaign Reporters
The Heavies
More Heavies
The Newsweeklies
Television
Covering Nixon's Campaign
Nixon Before the White House
The Old Squeeze Play
Divided They Fall
Nixon's Campaign
Agnew's Campaign
Watergate
Covering McGovern's Campaign
Chafing at the Rules
The Black Hills
Calling It from 30,000 Feet
The Last Days
Index
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