Death Wins All Wars: Resisting the Draft in the 1960s, a Memoir

Death Wins All Wars: Resisting the Draft in the 1960s, a Memoir

by Daniel Holland

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Overview

While Daniel Holland’s memoir details his involvement in the draft resistance movement of the 1960s, the impetus to share his story now comes from the dangerous new president and congress that have taken control of the United States and threaten to plunge our nation into war. People of age to fight in today's conflicts were not yet born when the lessons of Vietnam were being learned, so this book may serve as a guide to the decisions they face in this contemporary, volatile world. Holland alternates chapters about the breaking news of the time with personal memories and reflections on his own coming of age, portraying a growing consciousness and an evolution of youthful naivete into committed antiwar activism. Then his focus turns to the legal adventures that follow: indictment, arrest, arraignment, defending himself at trial, and sentencing. Holland also shares episodes of draft board raids, secret rooms, and the day-to-day responsibilities of a full-time activist. He follows a surprise ending with a thoughtful afterword contemplating our personal responsibilities for peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947071353
Publisher: See Sharp Press
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Edition description: None
Pages: 213
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Daniel Holland has held a litany of day jobs for writers: from longshoreman to drivers ed instructor, daycare teacher to garbage collector, artist’s model to art school administrator. In 1985 he won the Milwaukee Irish Fest poetry competition. 

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Terrorists with Tommy Guns (July 10, 1959) 5

2 JFK's Inaugural Address (January 20, 1961) 9

3 White House Press Conference (January 15, 1962) 13

4 Cuban Missile Crisis (October 16, 1962) 15

5 The Burning Buddhist (June 11, 1963) 17

6 MLK's "Dream" Speech (August 28, 1963) 19

7 Buck Fever (November 1, 1963) 23

8 Diem Assassination (November 2, 1963) 31

9 JFK Assassination (November 22, 1963) 33

10 Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (August 7, 1964) 35

11 First Combat Troops Deployed (February 9, 1965) 39

12 Operation Rolling Thunder (March 2, 1965) 43

13 Torched (August 3, 1965) 45

14 Rubber Soul (December 3, 1965) 47

15 Hey! Hey! LBJ! (January 12, 1966) 49

16 Ali vs. Terrell (February 6, 1967) 51

17 Graduation (June 2, 1967) 53

18 First Corporate Lie (July 4, 1967) 57

19 Stop the Draft Week (October 16, 1967) 63

20 "Mired in a stalemate" (February 27, 1968) 69

21 Norman Mailer Backstage (March 6, 1968) 71

22 MLK Assassination (April 4, 1968) 73

23 Paris Peace Talks Begin (May 11, 1968) 81

24 Farewell, My Draft Card (May 20,1968) 83

25 RFK Assassination (June 5, 1968) 87

26 Hello George Wallace (July 4, 1968) 89

27 Hell No! (September 23, 1968) 93

28 Milwaukee 14 Action (September 24, 1968) 99

29 Honeywell Project (December 8, 1968) 101

30 Nixon Inaugural (January 20, 1969) 105

31 Poets Resistance Tour (April 26, 1969) 107

32 Milwaukee 14 Trial (May 14, 1969) 111

33 Busted (June 18, 1969) 119

34 Arraigment (July 23, 1969) 131

35 The Airport Incident (September 10, 1969) 139

36 The Edge of the World (October 10, 1969) 143

37 My Trial (November 3, 1969) 149

38 D.C. Moratorium (November 15, 1969) 157

39 My Sentencing (January 12, 1970) 165

40 The Letter (January 17, 1970) 171

41 Gutknecht Decision (January 19, 1970) 173

42 The Beaver 55 (February 28, 1970) 177

43 My Conviction Vacated (April 2, 1970) 183

44 The Kent State Killings (May 4, 1970) 185

Afterword 195

Bibliography 201

Index 207

Acknowledgments 211

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