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Joe Bageant

Born in Virginia, JOE BAGEANT served in the US Navy during the Vietnam era and then lived in communes and hippie school buses in and around Boulder, Colorado. In 1971, he began writing about countercultural figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary and Hunter S. Thompson. More recently, his online column (... made him a cult hero. Deer Hunting With Jesus (2008) was his first book. Joe died in March 2011, aged 64.