On May 3, 1952, the Kentucky Derby is televised nationally for the first time, on the CBS network. The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time by Hunter S. Thompson includes Thompson’s iconic essay, “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved, which was first published in 1970 for Scanlan’s Monthly. It would become one of Thompson’s first explorations into gonzo journalism.

Book Title: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time

Book Author: Hunter S. Thompson

ISBN Number: 9780743250450

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