Tom Wolfe - Author

About the Author

Tom Wolfe is the author of more than a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, The Bonfire of the Vanities, and A Man in Full. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B. A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph. D. in American studies at Yale. He lives in New York City.

Featured books by Tom Wolfe

The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in our Kingdom of Speech.

Other books by Tom Wolfe

Man in Full

Man in Full

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2018

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt.Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself spiraling into the lower depths of the American legal system.And back in Atlanta, when star Georgia Tech running back Fareek the Canon Fanon, a homegrown product of the citys slums, is accused of date-raping the daughter of a pillar of the white establishment, upscale black lawyer Roger White II is asked to represent Fanon and help keep the citys delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high.Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicates Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Crokers deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in ages Tom Wolfes most outstanding achievement to date.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY `What is it' asks Tom Wolfe, `that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?' Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'? A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making. `Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb' - New York Times Book Review

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Tom Wolfe's debut collection of essays - a brilliant, form-bending dive into the future of America as it careened through the 1960s In 1965, Tom Wolfe dropped like a bomb onto the American literary scene with his first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, an incandescent panorama of American counter-culture, its dances, bouffant hairdos, customised cars and rock concerts. Capturing the energy of the age in its portraits of Phil Spector, Cassius Clay, Las Vegas and the Nanny Mafia - as well as asking, why do doormen hate Volkswagens? - Wolfe's flamboyant essay collection remains one of the great, revolutionary landmarks of modern non-fiction. 'Journalism, it is said, is the first draft of history. Nobody exemplifies the dictum better than Wolfe, the cultural observer and social critic par excellence' Daily Telegraph

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe, Jarvis Cocker Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Tom Wolfe's genre-defining ride through the 1960s published in Vintage Classics for the first time to mark its fiftieth anniversary WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JARVIS COCKER In the summer of 1964, author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters set out on a trip like no other. Blazing across America in their day-glo schoolbus, doped up and deep `in the pudding', the Pranksters' arrival on the scene - anarchic, exuberant and acid-infused - would turn on an entire counter-culture, and provide Tom Wolfe with the perfect free-wheeling subject for this, his pioneering masterpiece of New Journalism. 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is not simply the best book on the hippies, it is the essential book...the pushing, ballooning heart of the matter' New York Times

The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2017

'A great journalist with a whip-like satirical prose style... Wolfe's great gift is to make the heavy seem light and this book is such an entertaining polemic that I read it in a day and immediately wanted to read it again.' - Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey through language. The Kingdom of Speech is a paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in our Kingdom of Speech.

Back to Blood

Back to Blood

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2013

The Bonfire of the Vanities author, Tom Wolfe, ingeniously dissects the turbulent heart of America's racial vortex in this exhilarating tale of sweltering Miami As the police boat speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay, the scene is set for Officer Nestor Camacho's great moment of heroism. Except that in this feverous melting pot of a city, Nestor's one act of heroism can be seen as an utter betrayal of his Cuban roots. As Nestor's world disintegrates - his family disowns him, he can't get a Cuban coffee without ugly stares, and his girlfriend Magdalena leaves him for her sex-addiction psychiatrist boss - his quest to right the wrongs brings him into contact with the full panorama of modern Miami. The Cuban mayor, a Yale-marinated journalist, the black police chief, the clueless baying art-buyers and an Anglo billionaire porn addict all come up for scrutiny in Tom Wolfe's high-energy, scrupulous and hilarious reckoning with our times. `Back to Blood dazzles so much that you might want to read it through dark glasses' - Independent on Sunday

Back to Blood

Back to Blood

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2013

As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay - with officer Nestor Camacho on board - Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, an ambitious young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; a psychiatrist who specialises in sex addiction and his Latina nurse by day, mistress by night - until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the `hoods, `de-skilled' conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, `spectators' at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous best-selling novels, The Bonfire of the Vanities and A Man in Full, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

Back to Blood

Back to Blood

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2012

A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with officer Nestor Camacho on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "e;de-skilled"e; conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "e;spectators"e; at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "e;Active Adult"e; condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2012

In these two devastatingly funny essays, Tom Wolfe examines political stances and social styles in our status-minded world. In Radical Chic, Wolfe focuses primarily on one symbolic event: a gathering of the politically correct at Leonard Bernstein's duplex apartment on Park Avenue to meet spokesmen of the Black Panther Party. He re-creates the incongruous sceneand its astonishing repercussionswith high fidelity. In the companion essay, Wolfe travels west to San Francisco to survey another meeting-ground between militant minorities and the liberal white establishment. Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers deals with the newly emerging art of confrontation, as practiced by San Francisco's militant minorities in response to a highly bureaucratized poverty program.

Hooking Up

Hooking Up

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2012

In Hooking Up Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, observing the 'lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000' - everything from teenage sexual manners to how genetics and neuroscience are changing the way we regard ourselves. Also included in this collection are some of his most classic and enduring pieces of journalism, and 'Ambush art at Fort Bragg', his fiercely satirical novella about sting TV. Funny, often savagely so, hard-hitting and wise, Wolfe remains a unique master-chronicler of America and its future.

A Man In Full

A Man In Full

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe Charlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king. His expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000 acre quail shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife and a half-empty downtown tower with a staggering load of debt. Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. `Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive' - Sunday Times

The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2011

The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Man in Full

Man in Full

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2010

The setting is Atlanta, Georgia a racially mixed, late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth and wily politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta conglomerate king whose outsize ego has at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 29,000 acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife, and a half-empty office complex with a staggering load of debt.Meanwhile, Conrad Hensley, idealistic young father of two, is laid off from his job at the Croker Global Foods warehouse near Oakland and finds himself spiraling into the lower depths of the American legal system.And back in Atlanta, when star Georgia Tech running back Fareek the Canon Fanon, a homegrown product of the citys slums, is accused of date-raping the daughter of a pillar of the white establishment, upscale black lawyer Roger White II is asked to represent Fanon and help keep the citys delicate racial balance from blowing sky-high.Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real estate syndicates Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. Charlie Crokers deliverance from his tribulations provides an unforgettable denouement to the most widely awaited, hilarious and telling novel America has seen in ages Tom Wolfes most outstanding achievement to date.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2010

An exhilarating satire of Eighties excess that captures the effervescent spirit of New York, from one of the greatest writers of modern American prose Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and self-appointed 'Master of the Universe'. He has a fashionable wife, a Park Avenue apartment and a Southern mistress. His spectacular fall begins the moment he is involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. Prosecutors, newspaper hacks, politicians and clergy close in on him, determined to bring him down. Exuberant, scandalous and exceptionally discerning, The Bonfire of the Vanities was Tom Wolfe's first venture into fiction and cemented his reputation as the foremost chronicler of his age. `The air of New York crackles with an energy that causes the adrenalin to pump... The feeling is perfectly reproduced in Wolfe's novel... Electric' - Sunday Times `The quintessential novel of The Eighties' - The Guardian

Bonfire of the Vanities

Bonfire of the Vanities

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2009

Tom Wolfe's bestselling modern classic tells the story of Sherman McCoy, an elite Wall Street bond trader who has it all: wealth, power, prestige, a Park Avenue apartment, a beautiful wife, and an even more beautiful mistress-until one wrong turn sends Sherman spiraling downward in a humiliating fall from grace. A car accident in the Bronx involving Sherman, his girlfriend, and two young lower-class black men sets a match to the incendiary racial and social tensions of 1980s New York City. Suddenly, Sherman finds himself embroiled in the most brutal high-profile case of the year, as prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers rush in to further their own political and social agendas. With so many egos at stake, the last priority on anyone's mind is truth or justice in this bitingly hilarious American satire.

Carving Santas for Today with Tom Wolfe

Carving Santas for Today with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2008

Tom Wolfe's Santa Claus carvings have enchanted carvers and collectors alike with their joviality and character. By popular demand, he revisits Old Saint Nick with a carving of the jolly old elf walking with a cane...perhaps to get the sleigh ready for its overnight journey. With 340 color photographs the reader is taken step-by-step through the carving process. Easy-to-follow instructions review some of the basic techniques of carving caricatures before introducing some new tricks for carving and finishing the figures A large gallery offering four-sided views of a variety of Santas, is a useful guide. The exciting variety of Santas will inspire carvers to produce full figure carvings, busts, ornaments, bottle stoppers, and more. A great book for woodcarvers of all ages.

Tom Wolfe Carves Egg Heads & Other Eggcellent Things

Tom Wolfe Carves Egg Heads & Other Eggcellent Things

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Youve got to crack some eggs to make an omelet, and thats just what author Tom Wolfe has done. Tom finds out what is inside those wooden eggs found at craft stores and woodworking suppliers. This an interesting and informative book goes from the blank egg, through drawing, and finishing. Step-by-step the reader is taken through two projects, a caricature head and a bird, learning the techniques of good caricature carving from one of the best. Each step is photographed in a clear, color image, with concise, easy-to-understand explanations of what is happening and how to do it. This is the perfect book for beginning carvers and old dogs looking to learn new tricks!

Tom Wolfe Carves Spirit Canes

Tom Wolfe Carves Spirit Canes

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Tom Wolfe's cane carving books have been popular with readers. in this new one, Tom starts with a sapling straight from the hillside and takes the carver through each step to create a charming cane. He begins with prepping the sapling, helps the reader think through the design of the spirit that will emerge, and explains the various carving techniques that are needed to do the work. Finally he shows the painting and finishing steps, including ways to conceal unexpected problems. Each step is clearly photographed in color, with a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of what is happening and how to do it. This is a clear and informative guide and will be valued by carvers of every skill level.

The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/10/2005

The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the best from The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic, From Bauhaus to Our House, The Right Stuff and the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers. An essential introduction to the non-fiction writing of the inventor of New Journalism.

Carving Down-Home Angels with Tom Wolfe

Carving Down-Home Angels with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2005

Woodcarver Tom Wolfe has never been accused of depictng the rich and famous, at least not without his tongue in his cheek. He always sees the rough edges that make his miniature characters look human, and a little bit off-center. So it is with these angels. A little wrinkled and and a lot ugly, they are proof that God must have a sense of humor. Tom is a great teacher and takes the reader through each step of carving, finishing, and painting these angels, sharing the secrets he has learned over a rich and fruitful woodcarving career. Everything you need to know about making these angels is illustrated with a color photograph, and there are patterns to help you carve a whole band of them. This long-awaited book will be a welcomed addition to your woodcarving library.

Declining by Degrees Higher Education at Risk

Declining by Degrees Higher Education at Risk

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2005

Carving Fancy Walking Sticks

Carving Fancy Walking Sticks

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2002

Of all the things that Tom Wolfe carves, none is more popular among collectors and students than his canes and walking sticks. Following the success of his fancy cane book last season, Tom is sharing some of his techniques for creating a fancy walking stick. The difference is in the size and shape of the creature. A walking stick is usually longer to provide more support for the hiker, and has a knob at the top rather than a handle. This knob provides the carver with many possibilities. In this book Tom carves a woodsman's head. He takes the reader through the process from the beginning of the carving to the attachment of the head to the shaft and the decoration of the shaft. Each step is illustrated with a color photograph and a clear explanation. The gallery give other ideas for carving the knob, and patterns are provided for several of them. A great book for new carvers and old pros.

A Man in Full

A Man in Full

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2001

Tom Wolfe Carves Fancy Canes

Tom Wolfe Carves Fancy Canes

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2001

The cane is a simple accessory with a lot of personality. Some are sleek and elegant, others are twisted and gnarled, others are bright and silly. Canes make great carving projects for many reasonsthey have endless creative potential, require only a relatively small time investment, and they are good pieces to practice on. They make terrific gifts, and are always top sellers at shows. In this book, Tom Wolfe guides the reader through the carving of a particularly clever cane, a fancy bird that doubles as a nutcracker. He explains carving, painting, and finishing the piece, as well as fitting the handle to the spindle. The step-by-step instructions are clear enough for the beginner to follow, while more advanced carvers will learn from Toms expert techniques. A huge, colorful gallery illustrates dozens of canes of all skill levels to give you plenty of ideas for carving your own.

Hooking Up

Hooking Up

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2000

Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing, plus groping and fondling this and that. Third base was oral sex. Home plate was going all the way. That was yesterday. Here in the year 2000 we can forget about necking. Today's girls and boys have never heard of anything that dainty. Today's first base is deep kissing, now known as tonsil hockey, plus groping and fondling this and that. Second base is oral sex. Third base is going all the way. Home plate is learning each other's names. And how rarely our hooked-up boys and girls learn each other's names! Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, chronicling everything from the sexual manners and mores of teenagers...to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves, thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience...to the reasons why, at the dawn of a new millennium, no one is celebrating the second American Century. Hooking Up is a chronicle of the here and now.

Carving From Roughouts with Tom Wolfe

Carving From Roughouts with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2000

A roughout is the start of a carving that allows the carver to skip the first few steps to go right into the good part. Theyre great for developing your creative eye, because they have a basic but distinct shape that lets your imagination take off. The rough figure might have its own shape, but no one said which side was the front, back, top, or bottom. Thats up to you to decide. Hold the roughout one way and maybe youve got a grizzly old rebel in the making; turn it upside down and theres a lazy bullfrog. In his friendly, laid-back way, Tom Wolfe guides you step-by-step through the carving of an unlucky fisherman from his own roughout design. The emphasis here is on staying loose with the carving and seeing the endless possibilities you have in carving anything from the most basic shapes to the smallest details. A large full color gallery features a variety of characters all made from the same roughout. Dont look too far ahead, because you might miss something!

Tom Wolfe Carves Bottlespirits & Neckhangers

Tom Wolfe Carves Bottlespirits & Neckhangers

Author: Tom Wolfe, Molly Higgins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2000

Bottle spirits swirl around in bottles of all kinds. Sometimes they glimmer in the glass. You can always hear them if a breeze or your breath passes over the top of the bottle. But it's not too often that they show their faces. So how do you know at first glance whats really inside a bottle? Once you decide what kind of spirits are living in your bottles, Tom Wolfe will set you to work carving charming faces to match. Using small pieces of scrap wood, basic carving tools and paint, and not much time, Tom guides the reader through the carving of a rebel soldier, a viking, and a laughing imp. The finished carvings could be hung around a bottle, a neck, on a Christmas tree, or anywhere else that could use a little personality! More than 200 color photos paired with step-by-step instructions demonstrate the process, and a full-color gallery of 20 different carved bottle spirits that would stimulate anyone's imagination. Ideal for both the novice or more experienced carver, this book explores Tom's basic approach to carving a face and the countless possibilities, simple or intricate, that follow.

Through the Looking Glass with Tom Wolfe

Through the Looking Glass with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/1999

For over a hundred years the story of Alice and her adventures has enchanted children of all ages. One of those who has been captivated by its charm is Tom Wolfe, and now he brings the characters to life through his carving. And more he shares his fascination with his readers. While many illustrators have brought their own imagination to Lewis Carroll's characters over the years, Tom goes back to the drawings of Sir John Tenniel for his inspiration. Of course he adds his own interpretation, giving them a unique personality that Carroll would have appreciated. As usual, Tom leads the carver through the project with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, illustrated in full color photographs. This is a great book for the beginner and intermediate carvers, but the patterns and guidance Tom provides will be valued by all.

Tom Wolfe Carves Woodspirits & Walking Sticks

Tom Wolfe Carves Woodspirits & Walking Sticks

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/1999

Legend has it that the forest of the world are inhabited by elusive creatures known as Wood Spirits . Tom Wolfe finds them everywhere and brings them to life in this delightful new instructional book. Using found wood such as driftwood, roots, and old beams from dilapidated barns, he leads the reader through the carving of wondrous, fanciful faces, that are both enchanting and beautiful. On a smaller scale, Tom also finds the Wood Spirits in walking sticks, creating treasures that are handsome and functional at the same time. Tom has been carving these Spirits for years, and they are constantly in demand. Now he leads the carver, step-by-step, through their creation, each step illustrated in beautiful colour photographs. An extensive gallery is included, jam-packed with examples and ideas for the reader's own work.

The Golfers Carving with Tom Wolfe

The Golfers Carving with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

Step-by-step instructions for carving an amusing golfing figure from wood, painting it, and displaying it. Full of original personality and a spark of wit, the design will delight all who encounter it. Other patterns make up a foursome, with a color gallery illustrating all.

Carving the Civil War with Tom Wolfe

Carving the Civil War with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

This dramatic period in American history comes to life in the carvings of Tom Wolfe. Union and Confederate soldiers are featured with step-by-step illustrated instructions for carving. One figure is carved all the way through, and patterns are provided for others.

Carving Wizards with Tom Wolfe

Carving Wizards with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

Among the most popular of Tom Wolfes carving books is Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons. From the day it came off the presses Tom has received letters asking for a Wizard book to go with it. What good is a dragon without a Wizard? one reader asked. Well, here it is! These fanciful figures let the imagination run wild. You can make them friendly or sinister, young or old, comic or deadly serious. Tom gives patterns and step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color. The gallery has a coven of Wizards, in both full-figure and bust forms. But that is only the starting point. From there a change in costume, setting, or facial feature can lead to an infinite variety of figures. As a companion piece or by itself, this is an exciting new project for carvers. Enjoy.

Carving Out the Wild West with Tom Wolfe: The Saloon

Carving Out the Wild West with Tom Wolfe: The Saloon

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

Once again Tom Wolfe brings his artistry, skill, and wit to the mythic figures of bygone days: The Wild West. Taken separately, the cowboy, gambler, bartender, sheriff, and soiled dove offer interesting challenges to the carver. Together they make an enchanting scene, interacting with each other and almost magically taking on a life of their own. Fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions from the blank to the painted figure.

Country Carving

Country Carving

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

Over 500 black-and-white photographs and illustrations present the techniques for carving hound dogs, raccoons, and a coon hunter as well as their surroundings. Color photographs show the complete painting process and the delight of the finished carvings.

Out to the Ball Game with Tom Wolfe

Out to the Ball Game with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

Tom Wolfe takes his creative talent to the National Game: Baseball. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Tom helps the carver bring the classic ballplayer out of a block of wood. Each cut is illustrated with a full-color photograph, an important visual aid to learning this fun craft. These projects are exciting and challenging, but with Tom's guidance even the novice carver will find they have the ability to bring them to successful completion.

Country Dollmaking

Country Dollmaking

Author: Tom Wolfe, Nancy Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

Tom and Nancy Wolfe, a husband and wife team, join forces to present a step-by-step guide to making a unique doll in the country tradition. Tom leads the reader through the process of carving from wood and painting the head, hands, and feet, in easy to understand steps. Nancy then shows the reader everything from laying out and cutting the pattern to sewing, assembling and dressing the doll. Country Dollmaking includes all the patterns you will need and is amply illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs. For the carver, the seamstress, and the dollmaker, it offers an opportunity for a team effort, a blending of two person's hobbies! Besides inspiring your interest, we are sure you will enjoy it.

Creative Canes & Walking Sticks Carving with Tom Wolfe

Creative Canes & Walking Sticks Carving with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

When Tom carved a walking stick in his book, Tom Wolfe Carves Woodspirits and Walking Sticks, it was almost an afterthought. But it was soon followed by a book devoted to them, Carving Canes & Walking Sticks. Now we are pleased to present a brand new book with original patterns and different techniques to produce creative canes and walking sticks. Also included are designs for sword canes. As always each step is clearly illustrated in full color and patterns are presented to aid the carver in his or her own creation. A gallery of 25 canes and 11 patterns make this a most useful aid to carving.

Carving a Friendship Cane

Carving a Friendship Cane

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

The idea for the cane in this book came from the authors good friend and fellow carver Claude Bolton. Both belong to the Caricature Carvers of America, and the group was looking for some way to honor a friend and supporter. Claude hit upon the idea of a cane made up of many segments to be carved by various members. In addition to Tom and Claude they include: Jack Price; Peter Ortel; Steve Prescott; Harley Schmitzen; Rich Wetherbee; Bob Travis; Dave Dunham; Dave Stetson; Keith Morrill; Joe Wannamaker; Tex Haase; Doug Raine; Marv Kaisersatt; Dave Rasmussen; Harley Refsal; Harold Enlow; Claude Bolton; Gary Batte; Desiree Hajny; Pete LeClair; and Randy Landen. In the gallery of this book you will see the results of their enormous talents. Tom Wolfe takes the reader through the process of creating a four-face segment for a cane. What you learn there can be applied to any of your caricature carving or can be used to create your own friendship cane, by yourself or in your carving club. The cane you create will be a true token of friendship and will be cherished for many years to come.

Country Carving (Pig Pickin')

Country Carving (Pig Pickin')

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/1999

Following the tremendous success of his first book, Tom Wolfe now offers his most popular wood-carving with step-by-step instructions. Tom attributes the popularity of his Pig Pickin' carving to nostalgia. This work harkens people back to a simpler time, when the hog harvest was a community event. Everyone shared in the festivities...and the food. Tom makes the directions clear and each step is illustrated with a photograph. Because the book starts with the bandsawing of the pattern and continues through the painting, even a novice should be able to complete the project. At the same time, the seasoned carver will benefit from Tom's technique and expertise, and everyone will enjoy Tom's anecdotes about country life.

Carving Cigar Humidors with Tom Wolfe

Carving Cigar Humidors with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/1999

Tom Wolfe brings together two of his great loves in this new book: the love of wood carving and the love of a good cigar. While there is much ado about cigars today, Tom has been an aficionado for many years. Now he brings his carving skill to that all important piece of equipment for the serious cigar smoker, the humidor. From a caricature Texas Troubadour Humidor to a simply elegant decoy humidor, Tom opens a new range of carving for both novice and experienced carvers. The results are useful objects that catch the eye and the imagination. They will look good on the mantel, and even better on the carvers table at the local carving show. An amply illustrated gallery and many patterns make this book a vital addition to your carving book collection.

Carving Canes & Walking Sticks with Tom Wolfe

Carving Canes & Walking Sticks with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe, Douglas Congdon-Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/1999

Tom Wolfe has been carving canes and walking sticks for almost twenty years. Among the hundreds that he has carved, no two are alike. Each one takes on its own spirit and personality. And each one shows the carvers creativity and skill. Tom introduced his readers to the carving of walking sticks in Tom Wolfe Carves Woodspirits and Walking Sticks. In response to the requests of readers he presents this book devoted to canes and walking sticks. Patterns for eleven figures are included with two of them carved step-by-step. The carver can follow the color photographs of each step, gleaning whatever additional information he or she may need from the concise caption. This is a fun book for all carvers, from the novice to the pro. It continues the long tradition of Toms creativity.

Basic Penknife Carving with Tom Wolfe

Basic Penknife Carving with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe, Douglas Congdon-Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/1999

Tom Wolfe goes back to basics. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, Tom helps the novice carver bring life to a block of wood. With a single knife Tom carves a relining country figure and teaches the basic methods of woodcarving. Each cut is illustrated with a full-color photograph, an important visual aid to learning this fun craft. These projects are simple and fun. The new carver will find that the mysteries of this art quickly disappear and that they can quickly learn the skills they need to create a nice piece of art.

Caricatures in Clay with Tom Wolfe

Caricatures in Clay with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/1999

When the well-known wood carver, Tom Wolfe, turns his talents to a new medium the results are wonderful. The almost limitless medium of polymer clay and Toms eye for character and caricature combine to produce some endearing and delightful creatures. For years Tom has been using clays as a modeling tool for his wood carving. At the same time, though, he has created some characters in clay that are just meant to stay that way. The polymer clay comes in a variety of colors and can be shaped in almost any way imaginable. For those thousands of hobbyists and artists who use polymer clay, this new book will open new doors of expression. So, for woodcarvers and clay modelers alike, this is a welcome new book. Fully illustrated with beautiful color photographs, it takes the modeler step-by-step through the process of creating a male and a female caricature bust. A gallery will spur the imagination even further.

Carving Gnomes with Tom Wolfe

Carving Gnomes with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/1999

These ancient creatures from folklore have captured the modern imagination, including Tom Wolfe's. In this book he brings his creativity and skill to the task of creating a whole community of gnomes, bringing them to life from a block of wood. With each step illustrated in full color, Tom takes the carver cut-by-cut to a finished figure. The book includes a gallery and patterns for 5 other gnomes plus gnome accessories such as mushrooms and a cart. The gnomes are exciting projects, allowing the carver to add a little of his or her own creativity to the work. The step-by-step illustrations mean that even the beginning carver can end up with a gnome he or she will be proud of. In this book, Tom makes extensive use of the power carving tools that have found such widespread acceptance in the carving community. Tom uses them principally for finishing and detail work; carvers will find his techniques helpful.

Carving Santa Ornaments with Tom Wolfe

Carving Santa Ornaments with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1999

What carver's Christmas is complete without a nicely carved Santa? In this new book Tom Wolfe leads the carver through the process of creating a beautiful Santa ornament for the tree or to be displayed on a stand. A basic understanding of carving techniques is all that is needed to follow this fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions. As always Tom is happy to offer the tips and wisdom of many years of professional carving. The project covered in the book is a traditional Santa's head along with a sculpted stand from which to hang it. In the back are many other examples, from the saintly Nicholas to a fanciful Banana Santa. All in all this is book will bring delight to carvers and those who see their work.

The Easter Bunny and His Friends

The Easter Bunny and His Friends

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1999

As the days get longer and the sun rises higher and warmer, the signs of Spring begin to appear. One of those signs is the friend of every child, the Easter Bunny. Like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny is the bearer of gifts, fancy eggs, sweet candy, and warm, cuddly stuffed animals, to celebrate the joy of Easter morning. Tom Wolfe brings his creativity and skill to this beloved character, and shares it with his readers in clear step-by-step, color illustrated instructions. And, because no bunny is complete without his eggs, Tom offers a simple technique for creating beautiful Easter eggs using commercially produced blanks, a woodburner, and paint. Included is a gallery of many bunny humanimals. These wonderful creations, carry a great deal of the emotion and charm, and will be wonderful additions to the carver's repertoire. This is a great book for carvers of all skill levels. Everyone, from the beginner to the veteran, will enjoy its delightful projects.

Santa & His Friends Carving with Tom Wolfe

Santa & His Friends Carving with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe, Douglas Congdon-Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1999

Santa Claus, elves, gnomes, wizards. These fanciful characters delight and mesmerise us. All of them are magical creatures, possessing great and wondrous powers. Tom Wolfe has a bit of this magic himself. In his hands a piece of wood, carved with the simplest tools, is transformed and takes on a personality of its own. They come to life. The projects he shares in this book are perfect for the beginning carver, or the person who likes to whittle for fun and relaxation. They also give the opportunity for the more experienced carvers to be creative and expand their repertoire. Whether the carver is experienced or not, the objects in this book are just plain fun and make wonderful gifts.

Traditional Santa Carving with Tom Wolfe

Traditional Santa Carving with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1999

After the great success of Santa and His Friends, Tom Wolfe presents a group of traditional Santas that have been found in American Art, literature, and advertising since the 1860s and have a warm place in the imaginations of children and the memories of adults. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions accompanied by full color photos, this is a great book for the beginning and intermediate carver.

Power Carving Santas with Tom Wolfe

Power Carving Santas with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1999

After the big Christmas flight, while elves are busy updating the naughty and nice list or planning next years product lines, what does Santa do with his spare time? Tom Wolfe has come up with a variety of pastimes the jolly old elf might pick up on his days off. Some of Santas activities have been set into motion, combining Santa and a whirligig. Over 260 color photographs and easy to follow instructions take the carver through all the necessary steps to carve a Santa you can be proud of. In the carving project presented, Santa has kicked off the boots, pulled up his favorite chair, and is channel surfing with his TV remote. This project has its challenges. Using power tools, Tom guides the reader clearly and concisely through each carving step, creating Santa, his chair, and his surf board from a single block of butternut. Tom knows these single piece carvings are more difficult, but he is quick to remind that they are also the ones serious carvers win contests with. Sixteen patterns for six projects and a color gallery complete this book. These projects will provide a challenge to the beginner and will be a delight for the more advanced power carver.

Tom Wolfe Carves Jointed Santas

Tom Wolfe Carves Jointed Santas

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1999

Jointed dolls are an ancient concept. As a folk art in the American Appalachians and elsewhere, Dancing Sams have used the jointed idea to create a dancing motion when moved by a vibrating board for hundreds of years. When Tom Wolfe was visiting the British Museum in London, he came upon an Egyptian doll that was constructed just like the Santas in this book. The jointed Santas in this book are delightful. They can be easily posed and made to do a variety of things. And they are easily carved, following the step-by-step color photo illustrations. From the carving to the joint construction to the painting, Tom makes it easy for even the novice to carve these Santas. The more advanced carver will also enjoy the carving. In addition to the Santa carved in the book, there are patterns for 8 other jointed Santas, plus a nice sleigh for Santa to ride in. The gallery photos give perspectives on each of the carvings, an invaluable aid to the carver.

Santimals Carving with Tom Wolfe

Santimals Carving with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/03/1999

Do animals have their own Santa Claus? One look at these creations by Tom Wolfe and you will believe that they do. Santimals capture all the charm of the season in a new and delightful way. Tom takes the reader step-by-step through the carving of the raccoon Santimal, from the pattern to the painting. Each step is clearly illustrated with a full-color photograph and helpful description. In addition there are patterns and multi-angled color gallery photographs for several other Santimals. These include a goose, a hound dog, a duck, a pig, a mouse, and a bear. In addition, the raccoon pattern can be easily converted to a fox. This creative new project is perfect for the holidays and a welcome addition to the carver's repertoire. It is a great book for carvers of all skill levels. Everyone, from the beginner to the veteran, will enjoy its delightful projects.

The Tom Wolfe Treasury of Patterns 108 Animal Patterns

The Tom Wolfe Treasury of Patterns 108 Animal Patterns

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/03/1999

In his long and creative career as a woodcarver, Tom Wolfe has created literally thousands of patterns. Many of them have appeared in his previous books, but many more have not. Now Tom's creative energy and talent is available in a series of books containing his previously unpublished patterns. The first of these books contains a variety of animals from dragons to mice, and pigs to raccoons. In all, 108 of Tom's animals are presented for the use of woodcarvers around the country. This will be the source of many hours of fun and productivity for the woodcarver, resulting in some charming and delightful creations.

The Tom Wolfe Treasury 75 Santa Patterns

The Tom Wolfe Treasury 75 Santa Patterns

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/1999

Just when it seems that Tom could not possibly have any more Santa patterns, here are 75 never before seen designs. They reflect Tom's unquenchable creativity, his boundless sense of humor, and his keen eye for caricature. Each pattern is clearly drawn and reproduced at full size. A color gallery is included on the back of the book to use as a paint reference.

Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons

Tom Wolfe Carves Dragons

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/1999

From the ancient Chinese to St. George to Dungeons and Dragons, these mythical beasts have had a place in the human imagination. Now, with his own imagination running rampant, Tom Wolfe turns his artistry to the dragon. As always, he brings creativity and skill to the task, along with a desire to share the joy of carving with his readers. All steps to carving a dragon are illustrated in color photographs, with concise descriptions of what to do and what effects you are trying to achieve. In addition there is a gallery with patterns and photographs of three other dragons that can be carved using the same techniques. These are dramatic carvings that will challenge the carver and delight those who see the final product. Tom uses both traditional hand carving tools and rotary tools to get the effects that make these dragons so realistic. The carver will find the insights into the techniques for using all these tools quite instructive.

Horse Carving with Tom Wolfe

Horse Carving with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe, Douglas Congdon-Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/1999

Some years ago Tom wrote a book called Carving the Civil War. The book met with great success, but left a hunger for more. One of the figures in the gallery was a beautiful realistic horse, and it wasn't long before requests for a horse book started coming in. Well, here it is! Tom brings his teaching and carving skills to realistic horses. This new book takes the carvers through the steps of carving a frisky colt. Using hand and power tools Tom creates the form, detail, and musculature that brings the horse to life. Included are gallery photos and patterns for the colt's sibling and sire, as well as those for several other horses. For fans of Tom Wolfe or those who have struggled to carve realistic horses, this book is a must-have for your carving library.

Carving Bears and Bunnies

Carving Bears and Bunnies

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/1999

This book grows out of many requests we have received for animal carving books in general, and for Tom Wolfe animals in particular. His raccoons and hounds have graced the pages of his previous books. His bears, in their original form and as reproductions, have found their way into the hearts of people across the nation. Beginning with a plain block of bass wood or white pine Tom creates a menagerie of characters. Bunnies and bears are the epitome of cuddly, and are a favorite of children and adults alike. These projects are perfect for the person who carves for relaxation. After bandsawing the patterns, they can be completed with the simplest of tools-a knife, a gouge, a veiner, and nailset. Tom helps the less experienced reader with the basic skills required for carving. Those who are more experienced will value a few of the secrets and shortcuts he has learned over the years. The projects can be adapted so that your bear or bunny will take on a different character through its size, position, and/or color. Your imagination is all that is necessary to make the changes.

Tom Wolfe Carves A Horse of a Different Color Tom Wolfe Carves

Tom Wolfe Carves A Horse of a Different Color Tom Wolfe Carves

Author: Tom Wolfe, Douglas Congdon-Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/1999

Very few carvers can carve animals and people with the same skill. Fewer still can convincingly carve realistic figures and caricatures. Tom Wolfe is one of them. Following his book on carving realistic horses, he now he brings the same talent to bear on caricature horses. As always, Tom takes the reader step-by-step through the carving process, with each step illustrated with a clear color photograph. From the blank to the finished painted figure, everything a carver must do is clearly explained. In addition to the standing horse project carved in the book, there are patterns for other projects, a seated horse, a rocking horse, and an Indian on horseback with a dog. A great book for carvers at all levels of expertise.

Power Carving House Spirits with Tom Wolfe

Power Carving House Spirits with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/1999

House spirits are magical creatures who watch over homes and families. They come in all manner of shapes and sizes. With a keen eye, house spirits can be found almost anywhere in the wood and timbers throughout the home. Tom Wolfe shows you how to coax them out of their hiding places with power tools. Five patterns are included. Tom provides step-by-step instructions with over 230 color photographs. One project is carved to completion and patterns for two other spirits are included. These projects are a great learning experience for the beginner picking up power tools for the first time. They present the more advanced carvers with plenty of opportunities to stretch their creativity. No carver will see wooden objects around the house in the same way again. These projects will challenge the beginner and will fascinate the more advanced power carver.

Tom Wolfe's Treasury of Patterns 90 Patterns for Dog Carvers

Tom Wolfe's Treasury of Patterns 90 Patterns for Dog Carvers

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/1999

Dogs are a favorite subject of carvers everywhere. Sometimes they are shown as companions of the human subject in a carving and sometimes they stand by themselves. Whatever your carving needs, this treasury of Tom Wolfes dog patterns will be a valued tool. In his long and creative career as a woodcarver, Tom Wolfe has created literally hundreds of dog patterns. 90 of the best of these is offered here for the first time in print. Clear line drawings of a variety of dogs will give carvers all they need to produce wonderful creations. The breeds covered include everything from poodles to coon dogs, and dachshunds to terriers.

Painted Word

Painted Word

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/1998

No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world-a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theorizing. From the fuliginous flatness of the fifties to the pop op minimal sixties, right on through the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't seventies, Tom Wolfe debunks the great American myth of modern art in an incandescent, hilarious, and devastating blast.

A Man In Full

A Man In Full

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/1998

Ten years ago, The Bonfire of the Vanities defined an era - and established Tom Wolfe as the prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. Now the master is back with a coast-to-coast portrait of America on the cusp of the millennium. Bold, caustic and hilarious, The Stoics' Game spares no one as Wolfe dissects the insatiable greed, vanity and hunger for bearings that characterise today's USA. The setting is Atlanta, Georgia - a racially mixed, late-century boom-town full of fresh wealth, avid speculators and worldly-wise politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a fabled college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned-conglomerate king whose expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28, 0000-acre quail-shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife - and a half-empty tower downtown with a staggering load of debt.

86 Cane Patterns for the Woodcarver

86 Cane Patterns for the Woodcarver

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/1997

Forever fascinated by canes, the author has always collected themhe even has his grandma's and grandpas walking sticks. And, as a professional woodcarver, he knows theres a good market for them. Walking sticks come in three basic categories: the cane, which is a walking aid or a gentlemans walking stick; the staff or hiking stick, which is head-high; and the chest-high quarterstaff, which Toms grandpa used to call a thunk stick. Each of these types is generously represented among the 86 patterns in this book. Their designs include everything from fish to dragons and birds to beavers. This is a valuable reference book for all carvers.

Carving Clowns with Tom Wolfe

Carving Clowns with Tom Wolfe

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1996

Clowns are the ideal subjects for caricature carvers. They give the carver a limitless variety of faces and situations to create. The only boundaries are the carvers ability and imagination, and the realities of the human form. Like all of us, clowns are complex figures, happy and sad, comic and tragic, all at the same time. Because they capture both sides of us, the clown has been a powerful figure through many years of human history. One clown is carved from beginning to end, with each step illustrated to help the carver. Most of the figures are in various comic settings and the gallery has several different clowns in various situations. Also included is a brief section on carving the letters used to label the pieces. This book promises hours of enjoyment and challenge for woodcarvers of all abilities.

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/02/1989

I looked around and people's faces were distorted...lights were flashing everywhere...the screen at the end of the room had three or four different films on it at once, and the strobe light was flashing faster than it had been...the band was playing but I couldn't hear the music...people were dancing...someone came up to me and I shut my eyes and with a machine he projected images on the back of my eye-lids...I sought out a person I trusted and he laughed and told me that the Kool-Aid had been spiked and that I was beginning my first LSD experience...

Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/1988

"e;When are the 1970s going to begin?"e; ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays in Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "e;The Me Decade."e;

Purple Decades

Purple Decades

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/1982

Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

New Journalism

New Journalism

Author: Tom Wolfe Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/1975

'The hell with it ...let chaos reign ...louder music, more wine ...All the old traditions are exhausted and no new one is yet established. All bets are off! The odds are cancelled! It's anybody's ballgame ...' Tom Wolfe introduces and exults in his generation's journalistic talent: Truman Capote inside the mind of a psychotic killer Hunter S. Thompson skunk drunk at the Kentucky Derby Michael Herr dispatching reality from the Vietnam killing fields Rex Reed giving the star treatment to the ageing Ava Gardner As well as Norman Mailer Joe Eszterhas Terry Southern Nicholas Tomalin George Plimpton James Mills Gay Talese Joan Didion and many other legends of tape and typewriter telling it like it is from Warhol's Factory to the White House lawn, from the saddle of a Harley to the toughest football team in the US.

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