♥ Book Title : The Day Abbie Hoffman Died
☯ Full Synopsis : "another book in the series. five out of six? six out of seven? can't recall now. but it is the expanding poetry that flooded from my brain on those hot dusty dakota plains so long agothis centers about the heady days of the protests of the war in vietnam, cambodia and here at home.i was there somewhat and when i did my copy store edition abbie hoffman died. that is the unifying theme and the reason for the title.has nothing to do with abbie hoffman except circumstance and hubris. much like the tempest in a tea cup regarding Obama and some reformed weatherman today. hopefully my connection is an exercise of intellectual curiosity and not veiled racism."Article| Steven Ross Keith| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Death of Abbie Hoffman and Other Plays
☯ Full Synopsis : "A Montreal-based playwright, Rana Bose is part of Serai, an alternative cultural group which produces plays and publishes a literary journal. Born and brought up in Calcutta, his links with the culture of his native country remain strong. All three of the plays in this volume have an Indian link; in fact, The Death of Abbie Hoffman was adapted from Michhil (Procession), the milestone play by Badal Sircar, the father figure of avant-garde street theatre in India. On the Double shows how, for Asian immigrant women, the reality of their lives in Canada is no different from what it might have been in Baroda, Ghat Kopar or Beliaghata; and in The Sulpician Escarpment, the roots of the intricate plot lie buried in Calcutta of two decades ago. Hard-hitting, quick-moving, visually striking and very contemporary, these plays show Bose at his best. As he says, his aim is to give the audience a blast . . . plus serve thoughts to go home with. Political content has to be subtextual. Rana Bose has been writing plays which have been performed across Canada. He is currently working on a novel. Uma Parameswaran, who introduces this volume, is a poet and fiction-writer who lives in Canada. She is Professor of English at the University of Winnipeg."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Hippies
☯ Full Synopsis : "Among the most significant subcultures in modern U.S. history, the hippies had a far-reaching impact. Their influence essentially defined the 1960s—hippie antifashion, divergent music, dropout politics and “make love not war” philosophy extended to virtually every corner of the world and remains influential. The political and cultural institutions that the hippies challenged, or abandoned, mainly prevailed. Yet the nonviolent, egalitarian hippie principles led an era of civic protest that brought an end to the Vietnam War. Their enduring impact was the creation of a 1960s frame of reference among millions of baby boomers, whose attitudes and aspirations continue to reflect the hip ethos of their youth."Article| John Anthony Moretta| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Abbie Hoffman, American Rebel
☯ Full Synopsis : "Looks at the life of the famous rebel in the social, cultural, and political context of his times."Article| Marty Jezer| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Study Guide for Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book"
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Gale, Cengage Learning| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Run Run Run
☯ Full Synopsis : "Intertwining the details of Abbie Hoffman's intense personal life with the movement politics of the sixties, seventies, and eighties, Dan Simon writes Abbie's story from the point of view of his younger brother Jack, creating a full and poignant portrait of one of the geniuses of the 1960s counterculture. From the creation of the Yippies! in 1967 and the tumult of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, to the humor and agony of the Chicago conspiracy trial, the scandal of Abbie's 1973 cocaine bust, and his six and a half years as a fugitive, to his reemergence as environmentalist "Barrie Freed' and his final struggle with manic-depressive illness, this biography offers a compelling examination of the contradictions that make Abbie Hoffman such a compelling figure. With the information and affection only a brother could bring to the complexities of Abbie's life, Hoffman and Simon portray Abbie's public persona alongside his private aspirations and fears, romances, and enduring family relationships."Article| Jack Hoffman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Steal this Book
☯ Full Synopsis : "Classic counterculture literature."Article| Abbie Hoffman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : For the Hell of It
☯ Full Synopsis : "As cultural revolutionary, media celebrity, Yippie, lost soul, and tragic suicide, Abbie Hoffman embodied the contradictions of his era. In this riveting new biography, Jonah Raskin draws on his own twenty-year relationship with Hoffman; hundreds of interviews with friends, family members, and former comrades; and careful scrutiny of FBI files, court records, and public documents. For the Hell of It is a must-read not only for those interested in this ultimate iconoclast, but also for all who seek a fuller understanding of Abbie Hoffman's America."Article| Jonah Raskin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Revolution for the Hell of It
☯ Full Synopsis : "While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is a chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humor, theater, and shock value to drive home his points, and in Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his legendary adventures, from the activism that led to the founding of the Youth International Party—or "Yippies!—to the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests ("a Perfect Mess") that resulted in his conviction as part of the Chicago Seven. Also chronicled are the mass demonstrations he led in which over fifty thousand people attempted to levitate the Pentagon using psychic energy, and the time he threw fistfuls of dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and watched the traders scramble. With antiwar sentiment once again in a furor and an incendiary political climate not seen since the book's original printing, Abbie Hoffman's voice is more essential than ever."Article| Abbie Hoffman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Radical America
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♥ Book Title : The Anarchist Cookbook
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows."Article| William Powell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : American Culture in the 1970s
☯ Full Synopsis : "The 1970s was one of the most culturally vibrant periods in American history. This book discusses the dominant cultural forms of the 1970s - fiction and poetry; television and drama; film and visual culture; popular music and style; public space and spectacle - and the decade's most influential practitioners and texts: from Toni Morrison to All in the Family, from Diane Arbus to Bruce Springsteen, from M.A.S.H. to Taxi Driver and from disco divas to Vietnam protesters. In response to those who consider the seventies the time of disco, polyester and narcissism, this book rewrites the critical engagement with one of America's most misunderstood decades.Key Features*Focused case studies featuring key texts and influential writers, artists, directors and musicians*Chronology of 1970s American Culture*Bibliographies for each chapter and a general bibliography on 1970s Culture*14 black-and-white illustrations"Article| Will Kaufman| Statement ..."