By Hunter S. Thompson, Christopher Hitchens, Anita Thompson

ISBN-10: 0786747986

ISBN-13: 9780786747986

Bristling with encouraged observations and wild anecdotes, this primary assortment deals a distinct perception into the voice and brain of the inimitable Hunter S. Thompson, as recorded within the pages of Playboy, The Paris overview, Esquire, and elsewhere.

Fearless and unsparing, the interviews element the most storied episodes of Thompson’s existence: a savage beating by the hands of the Hells Angels, speaking soccer with Nixon at the 1972 crusade path (“the in simple terms time in two decades of hearing the treacherous bastard that I knew he wasn’t lying”), and his not likely run for sheriff of Aspen. in different places, passionate tirades approximately journalism, tradition, weapons, medicines, and the legislations show off Thompson’s voice at its fiercest.

Arranged chronologically, and prefaced with Anita Thompson’s relocating account of her husband’s final years, the interviews current Hunter in all his fractured brilliance and supply an excellent portrait of his instances.

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The idioms are Mon or Talaing, Khmer or Cambodian, the Moi of the Annamite range ; various speeches of the valleys of the Salween and Mekong and the Malay Peninsula ; Nicobarese ; the Khasi spoken in Assam (Przyluski, in XXXVIII, p. 390). 3 S. Levi, XV, 1923. • In xxxvm, p. 390. 12 COUNTRY AND POPULATION of the origin of these Dravidians, scholars have connected them with the Australians, with the Etruscans, with the Finno-Ugrians. 1 Dravi¢a is only a transcription of Damila, " Tamil ", and tells us nothing about racial origin.

56. 17 c 18 HISTORY manufactured. No doubt the metal weapons and tools of the Aryans gave them an advantage over foemen who were still in the Stone Age. The fact is that in Southern India iron appears immediately after stone, whereas in the north a Copper Age comes between the two periods. The discoveries made at Chota Nagpur and at Cawnpore are evidence of this. The absence of a Bronze Age between those of stone and iron is a special feature of Indian prehistory ; and we should add that the bronze objects found in the tombs of Tinnevelly are never weapons.

Without agreeing with native tradition that the Mahiibhiirata describes the very origins of Indian society, Western criticism does not deny that the story told in that epic may be a magnified echo of some historical event. The scene of the conflict lies further east than the country in which the ]Jigveda came into being ; this proves that the Aryans had advanced eastwards in the interval. Kurukshetra, the " Field of the Kurus ", lies on the edge of the Ganges basin, near the west bank of the Jumna, in that district north of Delhi, the ancient Indraprastha, where many decisive battles have been fought.

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