The Autobiography Of Abbie Hoffman

The Autobiography Of Abbie Hoffman

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The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman tells the story of one of America's most influential and imaginative dissidents, a major figure in the 1960s counterculture and anti-war movement who remained a dedicated political organizer right up until his death in 1989. With his unique brand of humor, wit, and energetic narrative, Abbie Hoffman describes the history of his

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The Autobiography of Abbie Hoffman tells the story of one of America's most influential and imaginative dissidents, a major figure in the 1960s counterculture and anti-war movement who remained a dedicated political organizer right up until his death in 1989. With his unique brand of humor, wit, and energetic narrative, Abbie Hoffman describes the history of his times and provides a first-hand account of such memorable actions as the "levitation" of the Pentagon, the dropping of dollar bills onto the New York Stock Exchange floor, and the Chicago 8 Trial, which followed the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic Convention, as well as his friendships with Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, Allen Ginsberg, and many others. Originally published in 1980 as Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture, this memoir has been out of print for nearly 10 years. This edition includes a new selection of photographs chosen by his widow, Johanna Lawrenson, as well as a new afterword by Howard Zinn celebrating Hoffman's enduring activist legacy.

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ISBN-13:
9781568581972
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
1,236,359
Product dimensions:
0.74(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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The Autobiography Of Abbie Hoffman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Out of print for over 10 years,this renegade tale benefits from release of Indie film-bio-pic: 'Steal This Movie!' His widow has contributed previously unpublished photos, & History Prof. emeritus Zinn adds high credence..a worthy acknowledgment for 60's foremost hip radical.