Summer of Love, My Ass!: A Memoir June 12, 1967 - April 28 1967

Summer of Love, My Ass!: A Memoir June 12, 1967 - April 28 1967

by H. Brown


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In 1967, H.T. Brown was a young man with a dilemma. He has just been drafted to serve his country, the United States Of America, in their brave fight against the scourge of communism in Vietnam. He is also a musician, an Enlightened Youth Of The 1960s and a Conscientious Objector (and not just because he believes the war is wrong).

And you know what? He ain't going without a fight.

Summer Of Love, My Ass! tells the story of one young man's fight against the American Military Machine. By turns funny, sad and revealing, you will be taken back to a time and place where "service" was compulsory, and an American's free will could be used to punish him.

"If you want a frank, uninhibited account of a young American male who did not want to join the U.S. Army and go to Vietnam, this book is for you. A good read."
Pete Seeger
American folk legend

"H.T. Brown has written a dramatic personal book. A sixties bumper sticker says Question Authority. Summer of Love does this with searing honesty and ironic humor. No question Summer of Love will make an exciting, dramatic movie. Your life is a history lesson which can give younger people understanding of today's erasure of the "Vietnam syndrome".
Haskell Wexler
Writer, producer, director, activist and two time Academy Award winning cinematographer

"H.T. Brown's idiosyncratic memoir is both funny and serious, intensely personal while illuminating important facets of our system of justice, in and out of the military. It is both troubling and instructive."
Howard Zinn
American historian, professor, political scientist, activist, playwright, and author of "A People's History of the United States"

"H.T. Brown's story is a scathing indictment of the military industrial complex but it's more than that: it's a history lesson in counter-culture shock and the consequences of thinking for yourself. What happens when a musician gets kidnapped by the government? It's all here. And it's funny as hell."
Carl Baugher
Musician and author of "Turning Corners: The Life and Music of Leroy Jenkins"

"Too angry, Too much shouting."
Nick Angres
A sensitive young friend of the author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466357693
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

H.T. Brown lives in Laguna Niguel, California with his wife (they were childhood sweethearts), and one of the largest Frank Zappa music and memorabilia collections in the world. He became a professional musician (drums), at the age of 16, and finished out his musical career by playing exclusively with Zoogz Rift from 1988 until his last project in 2001. In the interim he pretended to be an executive in the music industry working for Rhino Records for almost 20 years. While at Rhino he compiled Beat the Boots 1 & 2 for Frank Zappa, which resulted in the largest export sales the company had seen at the time.
He is currently working on another book or two and prefers to be called "Tom".

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