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The Great Shark Hunt

(1977)
(The first book in the Gonzo Papers series)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Originally published in 1979, the first volume of the bestselling "Gonzo Papers" is now back in print. The Great Shark Hunt is Dr. Hunter S. Thompson's largest and, arguably, most important work, covering Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine. These essays offer brilliant commentary and outrageous humor, in signature Thompson style.

Ranging in date from the National Observer days to the era of Rolling Stone, The Great Shark Hunt offers myriad, highly charged entries, including the first Hunter S. Thompson piece to be dubbed "gonzo" -- "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved," which appeared in Scanlan's Monthly in 1970. From this essay a new journalistic movement sprang which would change the shape of American letters. Thompson's razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the explosive and colorful '60s and '70s.



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Hardback Editions

1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0-671-40046-0 / 978-0-671-40046-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Summit Books
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Paperback Editions

1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (Gonzo Papers Vol 1)
Author(s): Hunter Thompson
ISBN: 0-330-51077-0 / 978-0-330-51077-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (Gonzo Papers, Volume 1)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0-7432-5045-1 / 978-0-7432-5045-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Great Shark Hunt (Gonzo Papers)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0-345-37482-7 / 978-0-345-37482-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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December 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt
Author(s): Hunter Dr Thompson
ISBN: 0-446-31034-4 / 978-0-446-31034-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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December 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales From a Strange Time (Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0-446-31440-4 / 978-0-446-31440-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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May 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (Picador Books)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0-330-26117-7 / 978-0-330-26117-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0-445-04596-5 / 978-0-445-04596-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett Popular Library
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1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
ISBN: 0-446-31270-3 / 978-0-446-31270-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books> C/o Little Br
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Audio Editions

August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (The Gonzo Papers series Book 1)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
Publisher: Picador
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September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (The Gonzo Papers Series Book 1)
Author(s): Hunter S Thompson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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