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Swords in the hands of children : reflections of an American revolutionary, Jonathan Lerner

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Swords in the hands of children : reflections of an American revolutionary
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Swords in the hands of children
Title remainder
reflections of an American revolutionary
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Jonathan Lerner
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eng
Summary
This crisp, contemplative memoir of an American radical arrives at a moment of surging activism and rage. It is essential reading for progressives struggling with how to act and survive in the Age of Trump. Against the vividly evoked chaos and conflicts of the Vietnam Era, Jonathan Lerner probes the impulses that led a small group of educated, privileged young Americans to turn to violence as a means of political change. Beyond that, he tells the true story of an intellectually adventurous but insecure gay man immersed in the macho, misogynistic and physically confrontational environment of the Weathermen. Variously known as the Weather Underground, the Weathermen, or Weatherman, the group unleashed a series of bombings across the United States, attacking the Pentagon, the Capitol Building, and the U.S. State Department, among many other places. At its height, the organization consisted of several hundred people, all committed to violent change and toe-to-toe battles with the police. Inventing himself first as "minister of propaganda" for a movement -- and along the way participating in the Venceremos Brigade in Cuba and observing the Native American uprising at Wounded Knee -- and then reinventing himself as high-rolling gay hustler, Lerner recounts a wild and utterly American journey from idealism to destruction and beyond. Other Weatherpeople have written memoirs; none has explored the painful history of the consequential group with such penetrating honesty. -- from Amazon.com
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Biography type
autobiography
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10612761
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1948-
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Lerner, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 303.48/4092
  • B
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Lerner, Jonathan
  • Weather Underground Organization
  • Revolutionaries
  • Subversive activities
  • Political activists
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reflections of an American revolutionary
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Swords in the hands of children : reflections of an American revolutionary, Jonathan Lerner
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn988400527
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
213 pages
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9781944869472
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)988400527
Label
Swords in the hands of children : reflections of an American revolutionary, Jonathan Lerner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988400527
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9781944869472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988400527

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