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Tom Wolfe and T.E. Johnson compiled this 1973 collection of writing that they thought fit within the genre of "new journalism" This book is incredibly hard to find, and, after much searching, I finally found my own copy. Unfortunately, it is seldom listed as a work by Wolfe - I guess some people would rather forget about this book at all. Because I hate to see books (or good writing) die, I took it upon myself to write a critique for every piece, which you can read at Warrior Wordsmiths. Wolfe considered HST and gonzo important enough to include two selections - a part from Hell's Angels and the ever popular "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved"