Hunter S. Thompson - This author is credited as the creator of Gonzo journalism.
Ronald Reagan - This was the President of the United States throughout most of the book.
George Bush - This was the Vice President of the United States for most of the book.
Gary Hart - This was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Colorado and the leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination at the beginning of 1987.
Oliver North - This was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps who became deeply involved in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Ed Meese - This was the Attorney General for much of the book; he was called to testify in the Iran-Contra hearings.
Patrick Buchanan - This was the White House Communications Director from 1985 to 1987.
Moammar Khadafy - This was the military dictator of Libya and orchestrator of several terrorist attacks on airplanes.
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