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An American Radical: A Political Prisoner in My Own Country Paperback – March 1, 2011
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A passionate 1960s-era protester whose radical beliefs were honed in the antiwar and black liberation movements of the time, Rosenberg was a proponent, if not an actual perpetrator, of violence in the name of antiestablishment causes. Placed on the FBI�s most-wanted list in 1982 for her role in a notorious crime in which two policemen were killed, Rosenberg went underground. Two years later, she was apprehended in the act of transporting a cache of explosives across state lines. The trial was swift, the sentence severe: 58 years in maximum security. In stark and searing prose, Rosenberg chronicles her hellish journey through the American prison system during a 16-year period in which she was brutalized, demoralized, and subjected to the most heinous treatment the country�s judicial system had to offer. Eventually pardoned by President Bill Clinton on his last day in office, Rosenberg credits her ability to survive to an indomitable sense of self, one that was sharpened by degrading horror. Not easy to read but important to encounter. --Carol Haggas
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There's clearly a wholly different story at heart of the politics involved with Ms. Rosenberg's actions. Having grown up after that time it was a good primer on some of the ideologies, and it leaves much to be learned.
Speak truth to power/posers!