"Michael Kazin, co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s: Frank Kusch's compelling account of the clash between Mayor Richard Daley's men in blue and anti-war rebels reveals why the 1960s was such a painful era for many Americans. Chicago, he shows, was the angry heart of a nation riddled with hatreds rooted in class, race, and cultural values. Other historians have sympathetically explored the motives and actions of young protestors. Kusch, to his great credit, allows "the pigs" to speak up for themselves."
Challenges the prevalent stereotypes surrounding the police during the 1968 Chicago riots by examining them as real men and presenting events from their perspective.