Revolution for the Hell of It: The Book That Earned Abbie Hoffman a Five-Year Prison Term at the Chicago Conspiracy Trial

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560256908
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 259
  • Sales rank: 591,251
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 Revolution for the hell of it 7
2 The rising of the Pentagon 21
3 The new niggers 51
4 Yippie! - the media myth 77
5 On to Chicago 99
6 Free is the revolution 145
7 Free advice to the brothers 151
8 Some props used 159
9 Extra quotes, bits & pieces 173
10 Ego tripping 195
11 Epilogue : life among the dinosaurs 207
12 This part is absolutely free 215
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2005

    love the 60's

    This is one of the best first-hand accounts into the social movements of the 1960's! Best of all its written by someone who was there. I would recomend this to anyone who feels lost in our current political realm

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