Freak Kingdom

Freak Kingdom

How the gonzo literary journalist became a crusader against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price his work exacted on his life, his health, and his career

Hunter S. Thompson is best remembered today as a caricature: drug-addled, sharp-witted, and passionate; played with bowlegged aplomb by Johnny Depp; memorialized as a comic strip character. In all this entertainment, the true figure of Thompson has unfortunately been forgotten.… (more)