By Brian Kevin
An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue alongside Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten route via South America
In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson accomplished a yearlong trip throughout South the United States, submitting a sequence of dispatches for an upstart paper referred to as the National Observer. It was once the following, at the entrance strains of the chilly warfare, that this then-unknown reporter all started creating a identify for himself. The Hunter S. Thompson who may turn into America's iconic "gonzo journalist" was once born within the streets of Rio, the mountains of Peru, and the black industry outposts of Colombia.
In The Footloose American, Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his consultant, providing a ground-level exploration of twenty-first-century South American tradition, politics, and ecology. by way of contrasting the author's personal exciting, transformative studies alongside the Hunter S. Thompson path with those who Thompson describes in his letters and misplaced Observer tales, The Footloose American is without delay a gripping own trip and a thought-provoking learn of tradition and position.