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Introduction by Hunter S. Thompson
Afterword by Marco Acosta.
In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Oscar Zeta Acosta (the real life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo") takes readers behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and seventies. Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer: a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. Here are the brazen games of "chicken" Acosta played against the Anglo legal establishment; battles fought with bombs as well as writs; and a reluctant hero who faces danger not only from the police, but from the vatos locos he champions. What emerges is an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.