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Sixties Radicals, Then and Now: Candid Conversations With Those Who Shaped the Era Paperback – December 12, 2007
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From Library Journal
For this oral history of the 1960s, Chepesiuk questioned 18 activists about their motivations for joining the counterculture, what impact their radicalism has had on current activities, and what their views are on today's societal problems. While adhering to this uniform format, Chepesiuk skillfully elicits a full array of revealing commentary from his subjects. Major figures include Phillip Berrigan, Dave Dellinger, Bernardine Dohrn, Abbie Hoffman, Timothy Leary, and Jerry Rubin (Rubin was hit by a car and died in November 1994). Among the lesser knowns are Weather Underground activist Bill Ayers, former Black Panther Ericka Huggins, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) member Cleveland Sellers. David DeLeon's Leaders from the 1960s (LJ 10/15/94) is a very useful compilation of 83 key figures; Chepesiuk's volume provides researchers with more depth. Added features include a detailed chronology of events from 1960 to 1973 and a glossary of terms. Anyone interested in 1960s radicalism will gain much insight here. Highly recommended for most libraries. [For an overview of the Sixties, see Terry H. Anderson's The Movement and the Sixties, reviewed on p. 84. Chepesiuk is an LJ reviewer.?Ed.]?Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
-?Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paul Krassner, Tim Leary, Jerry Rubin, and Bernadine Dohrn, among others--the subjects of Chepesiuk's loving glance backward at yesterday's rebels--were once household names, and they didn't conjure up pretty thoughts. With varying degrees of humor, intimidation, and chutzpah, they tweaked the collective nose of Amerikan society in the 1960s. Mom and Dad were never again the same, but then, some of the scary radicals became moms and dads themselves! That radicals age and temper their behavior if not their views should not surprise, yet readers may be surprised at how the lives of these iconoclasts have progressed. Most of Chepesiuk's subjects remain committed to social change despite personal travails; the most striking exception is the late Jerry Rubin, who mutated from yippie to pyramid schemer. Mike Tribby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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