Gr 8 Up-Galt interviewed many former conscientious objectors, including her husband, to help tell about this tumultuous period and to give insight into their motivations. She clearly explains the idea of civil disobedience, beginning with Henry Thoreau, and how his writings had an effect on the protest movement. Information is provided about the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the Chicago 8, Students for a Democratic Society, the Weathermen, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon's war policies, the Kent State shootings, and many other significant events and people of that era. Small, framed black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout. This book gives readers a feeling for the divisiveness that was part of our culture at that time and provides a perspective on the Vietnam War that isn't readily available elsewhere.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.