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Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Hunter S. Thompson

This is the book's author. He is a grown man when he writes the book, but his age is not specified in a straightforward way. There are photographs of him in the edition of the book used to create the summary. He appears to be a middle-aged man as he is already suffering from balding. Hunter lives in Colorado. He travels a lot as part of his work.

Thompson has represented a portion of the American culture in a way that is quite popular. He has put the twentieth century into terms that may Americans like. While he does not accurately present the over all culture, he represents such a great mass of a subcultural strain that he has found a place of honor among the mainstream and the unconventional alike. Hunter S Thompson is also indicative of some cultural movements which moved from having...

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