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release date: May 12, 1998
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken.
release date: Jul 01, 2014
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The Curse of Lono
A wild ride to dark Americana: Hunter S. Thompson’s and Ralph Steadman’s most eccentric book
 
The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: a journalist’s news event “coverage” that ends up an unclassifiable twist of fiction and reportage, myth and crazed surrealism. Featuring all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay and feral artwork for which the Hunter S. Thompson/Ralph Steadman duo became known and loved, the book was at once their exemplary and most eccentric output.

The original edition of The Curse of Lono, published 1983, had long been out of print when TASCHEN brought out a signed, limited re-edition almost a decade ago. The book sold out before it even hit the stores. Now available as a standard TASCHEN edition, this fresh, smaller format, makes the gonzo masterpiece accessible to everyone.
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release date: May 05, 1998
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Other American Stories (Modern Library)
First published in Rolling Stone magazine in 1971, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is Hunter S. Thompson's savagely comic account of what happened to this country in the 1960s. It is told through the writer's account of an assignment he undertook with his attorney to visit Las Vegas and "check it out." The book stands as the final word on the highs and lows of that decade, one of the defining works of our time, and a stylistic and journalistic tour de force. As Christopher Lehmann-Haupt wrote in The New York Times, it has "a kind of mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out."
        This Modern Library edition features Ralph Steadman's original drawings and three companion pieces selected by Dr. Thompson: "Jacket Copy for Fear and Loath-
ing in Las Vegas," "Strange Rumblings in Aztlan," and "The Kentucky Derby Is Deca-
dent and Depraved."
release date: Oct 15, 1998
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Gonzo: The Art
A three-decade retrospective of Ralph Steadman’s caustic, witty, outrageous art, including illustrations from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the other legendary collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson that spawned "gonzo journalism." Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white, with an introduction by Hunter S. Thompson.
release date: Sep 26, 2017
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Critical Critters

Following on from Extinct Boids and Nextinction, Critical Critters is the third in this epic trilogy of books dedicated to extinct and critically endangered animals from cartoonist Ralph Steadman and film-maker Ceri Levy--the GONZOVATIONISTS.

Expect plenty more of what made the first two books so successful--unpredictable nonsense beasts, irreverent jokes, a diary-style record of the creative mayhem, and around 100 spectacular illustrations by Ralph of critically endangered mammals, insects, fish, lizards, and trees--a stunning collection, with a serious conservation message.

With the support of one of the world's leading conservation bodies, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Ceri's humorous but meaningful message accompanied by Ralph's sensational paintings will satisfy art-lovers and conservationists alike.

release date: Oct 01, 2007
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The Joke's Over: Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me
In the spring of 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for when he met Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby. Their remarkable collaboration resulted in the now-legendary Gonzo Journalism, which would document the civil rights movement, the Nixon administration, Watergate, and the many bizarre and great events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a unique friendship filled with both betrayal and understanding. A rollicking, no-holds-barred memoir, The Joke’s Over is the definitive inside story of the Gonzo years.
release date: Sep 15, 2015
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Nextinction: Critically Endangered Birds of the World

The Boids are back in town . . .

The follow-up to the award-winning Extinct Boids, this book features more of the incredible art of cartoonist Ralph Steadman. This time, the focus is not on the birds that are gone, but on the ones that there is still time left to save. These are the 192 critically endangered birds on the IUCN Red List, species such as the Giant Ibis, the Kakapo, the Sumatran Ground-cuckoo and the iconic Spoon-billed Sandpiper--these, along with a number of classic Steadman creations such as the Unsociable Lapwing, are the Nearly-Extinct Boids.

Woids are again by author, conservationist, and filmmaker Ceri Levy. Together, Ceri and Ralph are THE GONZOVATIONISTS.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to BirdLife International to help them prevent the Nextinction.

release date: Oct 24, 1996
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The Grapes of Ralph: Wine According to Ralph Steadman
Artist and raconteur Steadman takes us on a witty, irreverent tour through the strange world of wine and winemaking-from France, Italy, Germany, and Portugal to Bulgaria, Australia, and California. “The first exciting wine book in a long time” (Frank Prial, New York Times). Illustrated throughout in full color.
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release date: Apr 18, 1996
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Animal Farm: A Fairy Story
George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”
release date: Nov 15, 1997
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Still Life with Bottle: Whisky According to Ralph Steadman
Traversing the Scottish highlands, lowlands, and islands, illustrator extraordinaire Steadman brings to life the secrets and traditions of whisky-making-and the pleasures of a good single malt. Illustrated throughout in full color.
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