March 1, 2006
Rube: Blood Sport, the Bush Doctrine, and the Downward Spiral of
Dumbness--Modern History from the Sports Desk (Hardcover)
This is the last book by Hunter Thompson -- an exemplar of the hard-partying, drug induced, honest, exhibitionist, politically acerbic, sports loving side of America. He was the "gonzo" in "gonzo journalism."
Thompson knew politics well. He wrote, ""Nixon was a professional
politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he
were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang,
I would happily vote for him."
But remember, this is a collection of columns ostensibly about sports, so be prepared for wild ruminations on game days and athletes, along with reflections on America's bizarre brand of politics.
that most of the metaphors used for political conflict come from the
arena of sports. The two were inextricably intertwined
in his mind. He could be passionate about both separately; or passionate
about they each shed insight into the other.
You can read more about Hunter Thompson's exotic life at Wikipedia.
A special purchase has allowed us to sell "Hey Rube" below the 2004 original price, including shipping.