The Best of Abbie Hoffman

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The Best of Abbie Hoffman is the inspirational life story of Abbie Hoffman, cofounder of the Yippie movement and one of the most important activists of the twentieth century. Hoffman recounts his growing involvement in the student movement as it rose to national prominence, giving behind-the-scenes details about the historic protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention and subsequent Chicago conspiracy trial, his "levitation" of the Pentagon, and his friendships with other movement leaders. This new edition ...
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The Best of Abbie Hoffman is the inspirational life story of Abbie Hoffman, cofounder of the Yippie movement and one of the most important activists of the twentieth century. Hoffman recounts his growing involvement in the student movement as it rose to national prominence, giving behind-the-scenes details about the historic protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention and subsequent Chicago conspiracy trial, his "levitation" of the Pentagon, and his friendships with other movement leaders. This new edition includes a selection of photographs documenting his continuing activism in the 1980s and a new Afterword by leading historian Howard Zinn about Hoffman's enduring legacy. "This book is a document . . . the autobiography of a bona fide American revolutionary." -- Norman Mailer, from his Introduction

Few Americans can claim the honor of having remained an effective dissident voice for change for three decades without ever cashing in their chips for the comfort of Wall Street academia or elected office. This book spans Hoffman's entire career as a vocal worker for justice, equality and conservation.

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In his foreword, Norman Mailer calls this oninium-gatherum "the autobiography of a bona fide American revolutionary,'' and indeed it is. The collection includes selections from Hoffman's Revolution for the Hell of It (o.p.), Woodstock Nation ( LJ 12/15/69. o.p.), Steal This Book ( LJ 11/15/71. o.p.), and nine essays originally published in the 1980s, all of which provide a unique first-person account of the irrepressible Hoffman and his times. Radiating from every page is Hoffman's determined commitment to radical change in a society constructed on political compromise and cooption. Libraries lacking Hoffman's major writings should buy this book .-- Kenneth F. Kister, Poynter Inst. for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780941423427
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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