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On Sale: February 06, 2013
Pages: 272 | ISBN: 978-0-307-83166-8
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The further adventures of "Dr. Gonzo" as he defends the "cucarachas" -- the Chicanos of East Los Angeles.

Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano lawyer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo" a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge.

In this exhilarating sequel to The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, Acosta takes us behind the front lines of the militant Chicano movement of the late sixties and early seventies, a movement he served both in the courtroom and on the barricades. 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 at once an important political document of a genuine popular uprising and a revealing, hilarious, and moving personal saga.
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"Acosta has entered counterculture folklore:"

-- Saturday Review of Literature

  • The Revolt of the Cockroach People by Oscar Zeta Acosta Introduction by Hunter S. Thompson
  • August 28, 1989
  • Biography & Autobiography - Lawyers & Judges
  • Vintage
  • $15.95
  • 9780679722120

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