SONGS OF THE DOOMED. More Notes on the Death of the American Dream. Hunter S. Thompson.
SONGS OF THE DOOMED. More Notes on the Death of the American Dream

SONGS OF THE DOOMED. More Notes on the Death of the American Dream

New York: Summit, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Published as Volume 3 of the GONZO PAPERS. A remarkable PRESENTATION COPY with a full page inscription from Hunter S Thompson (signed with HST, the big loop, and 'Hunter" in the rocker) to Senator George McGovern, close friend, one of the very few politicians Hunter admired, and the subject of HST's famous book on the 1972 Presidential election, where McGovern, the Democratic nominee ran for President against Dick Nixon, titled Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail. "To George / McGovern / Thanx / again---/ for the / highest + finest / kind of fun (sic) / yr friend / HST / Hunter / Jean-Pierre / DC / 10-10-90." Additionally, McGovern has underlined passages throughout the book that he found meaningful, including references to him and his wife, Eleanor. Of George McGovern, Hunter said: "Of all the men that have run for President in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race." At the end of this book, opposite the "Author's Note," there is an "Honor Roll" in which McGovern's name is included. A one-of-a-kind association from the Doctor of Gonzo Journalism, to a much-respected politician, author and icon of American liberalism with whom Thompson became very close to during the course of his coverage of the presidential race that resulted in the "Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail" book that truly elevated Gonzo Journalism to its highest achievement. (Provenance: the library of George McGovern). A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #13229
ISBN: 0671420186

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