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  • VCLA Author Event: Tim Denevi - Freak Kingdom

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    Name: VCLA Author Event: Tim Denevi - Freak Kingdom
    Date: March 2, 2019
    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Hunter S. Thompson is often mis-remembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled cartoon character. This book reclaims him for what he truly was: a fearless opponent of corruption and fascism, one who sacrificed his future well-being to fight against it, rewriting the rules of journalism and political satire in the process. This skillfully told and dramatic story shows how Thompson saw through Richard Nixon's treacherous populism and embarked on a life-defining campaign to stop it. In his fevered effort to expose institutional injustice, Thompson pushed himself far beyond his natural limits, sustained by drugs, mania, and little else. For ten years, he cast aside his old ambitions, troubled his family, and likely hastened his own decline, along the way producing some of the best political writing in our history.
    Location:
    100 W Picadilly St
    Winchester, VA 22601
    Contact Information:
    Christine Patrick
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