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Flying close to the sun : my life and times as a Weatherman

Author: Cathy Wilkerson
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : A Seven Stories Press 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, here wrestles with the legacy of the movement, at times finding contradictions that many others have avoided: the absence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Cathy Wilkerson; Cathy Wilkerson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Wilkerson
ISBN: 9781583227718 1583227717
OCLC Number: 144570785
Description: x, 422 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: New England soil --
North American roots --
Discovering the world --
The limits of electoral politics --
New left notes --
Washington SDS --
1968 --
The question of power --
Weatherman --
The explosion --
The underground years --
Reentry.
Responsibility: Cathy Wilkerson.
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From the Publisher: Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, here wrestles with the legacy of the movement, at times finding contradictions that many others have avoided: the absence of women's voices, then and in its retelling; the incompetence and the egos; the hundreds of bombs detonated in protest, which caused little loss of life but which were also ineffective in fomenting revolution. In searching for new paradigms for change, Wilkerson asserts with brave humanity and confessional honesty an assessment of her past-of those heady, iconic times-and somehow finds hope and faith in a world that at times seems to offer neither.

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