This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Hunter S. Thompson - This person is the author and narrator of the book, a writer in the counter-culture, who is the most famous practitioner of gonzo journalism.
George McGovern - A presidential nominee from the Democratic party, this honest person is also the underdog.
Gene McCarthy - This person is infamous for his or her attacks on Communism, which sometimes hampered race relations.
J. Edgar Hoover - The first director of the FBI, this person is also known for his or her questionable ethics.
John Lindsay - This person is...
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