From the Author
By the end of the decade of the sixties, change plunged the nation into chaos. Young adults were faced with decisions fueled by events causing each to question their values. The advent of the pill led to a sexual revolution. Escalation in Vietnam, with daily live newscasts, raised doubt about our involvement... especially with so many men facing the military draft. Their trust in the establishment decayed.
Each made their choices. Some retained their childhood values and supported actions in Vietnam or enlisted in the military. Some became pacifists or activists against the government. Thousands were drafted or fled to Canada to avoid the draft. Others joined in radical and some-time violent activities seeking to destroy the establishment. As chaos reached a pinnacle, four students died as National Guardsmen fired into thousands of protesters on Blanket Hill at Kent State University.
Much more than a tragedy, The Blanket Hill Insurgency follows young adults on campus and in the military. They experience the joy of being in love and despondency of breaking up, good times with friends and challenges with antagonists, partying at student taverns and the struggle to maintain grades (to flunk out was a near guarantee to be drafted) and clashes with authority and parents.
I wish the reader the same enjoyment I had writing The Blanket Hill Insurgency.