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Radical son : a generational odyssey, David Horowitz

Label
Radical son : a generational odyssey
Title
Radical son
Title remainder
a generational odyssey
Statement of responsibility
David Horowitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: In a narrative that possesses both remarkable political importance and extraordinary literary power, David Horowitz tells the story of his startling political odyssey from Sixties radical to Nineties conservative. A political document of our times, Radical Son traces three generations of one American family's infatuation with the radical left from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Marxist empire six decades later. David Horowitz was one of the founders of the New Left and an editor of Ramparts, the magazine that set the intellectual and revolutionary tone for the movement. From his vantage point at the center of the action, he populates Radical Son with vivid portraits of people who made the radical decade, while unmaking America at the same time. We are introduced to an aged Bertrand Russell, the world-famous philosopher and godson of John Stuart Mill, who in his nineties became America's scourge, organizing a War Crimes Tribunal over the war in Vietnam. There is Tom Hayden, the radical Everyman who promoted guerrilla warfare in America's cities in the Sixties, married film legend Jane Fonda, and became a Democratic state senator when his revolutions failed. We meet Huey Newton, a street hustler and murderer who founded a black militia that became the Sixties' most resonant symbol of black power and black militance. Horowitz's encounter with Newton and his Black Panthers, the most celebrated radical group of the Sixties, becomes the focal point of the story when a brutal murder committed by the Panthers changes his life forever, prompting the profound "second thoughts" that eventually led him to become an intellectual leader of conservatism and its most prominent activist in Hollywood
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horowitz, David
Dewey number
  • 973.92/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.H67
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horowitz, David
  • Horowitz, David
  • Horowitz, David
  • Political activists
  • Political activists
  • Autobiographie
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Radical son : a generational odyssey, David Horowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Originally published: New York: Free Press, 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Part 1: Black Holes (1904-1939): -- Fivel -- Russia -- Blanche -- Part 2: Coming Of Age (1940-1956): -- Sunnyside -- Idols -- Loyalties -- Martyrs -- Elissa -- Part 3: New Worlds (1957-1967): -- Berkeley -- London -- Part 4: Revolutions (1968-1973): -- Power to the people -- Bring the war home -- Generations -- Part 5: Panthers (1973-1974) -- Huey -- Betty -- Part 6: Private Investigations (1975-1980): -- Questions -- Divorce -- Requiem -- Part 7: Coming Home (1980-1992): -- Second thoughts -- Destructive generation -- After the fall -- Epilogue: Father and son -- Index
Control code
1080469
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone edition.
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780684840055
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684840055
  • (OCoLC)38928326
Label
Radical son : a generational odyssey, David Horowitz
Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Originally published: New York: Free Press, 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- Part 1: Black Holes (1904-1939): -- Fivel -- Russia -- Blanche -- Part 2: Coming Of Age (1940-1956): -- Sunnyside -- Idols -- Loyalties -- Martyrs -- Elissa -- Part 3: New Worlds (1957-1967): -- Berkeley -- London -- Part 4: Revolutions (1968-1973): -- Power to the people -- Bring the war home -- Generations -- Part 5: Panthers (1973-1974) -- Huey -- Betty -- Part 6: Private Investigations (1975-1980): -- Questions -- Divorce -- Requiem -- Part 7: Coming Home (1980-1992): -- Second thoughts -- Destructive generation -- After the fall -- Epilogue: Father and son -- Index
Control code
1080469
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone edition.
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780684840055
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684840055
  • (OCoLC)38928326

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