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The last thing that 1960s militants might expect is that 40 years later they would seem quaint. Wilkerson, of the Weathermen Underground terror group, was one of two survivors of an explosion at the group's bomb factory in her father's New York townhouse. Her memoir combines an overview of 1960s radical history with the story of her transition from bourgeois daughter to make-believe Leninist. It can be read several ways-as a personal account of the plunge of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) from idealism to the self-satisfied violence of the Weathermen, as a deeply felt autobiography of Wilkerson's struggle to find her way in the world, or as an individual's muddled story, which gives us this history much as readers may know it already from such books as Todd Gitlin's The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rageor James Miller's Democracy Is in the Streets. Wilkerson's writing conveys the urgency of the time as well as the 1960s slogan that all politics is personal. Most interesting is the account of the budding women's liberation movement and the resistance that "radical" men showed to it. Recommended for academic libraries and larger public libraries.