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For the hell of it : the life and times of Abbie Hoffman

Author: Jonah Raskin; Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on his own twenty-year relationship with Hoffman, hundreds of interviews with friends, family members, and former comrades, and careful scrutiny of FBI files, court records, and public documents, Raskin provides the best account we have of this mercurial figure. He takes us from Hoffman's childhood in Worcester, Massachusetts, through his civil rights and antiwar activities - in particular his roles in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Abbie Hoffman; Abbie Hoffman; Abbie Hoffman
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonah Raskin; Paul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0520205758 9780520205758
OCLC Number: 33968253
Description: xxxii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "I'm Abbie Hoffman" --
Bad behavior --
A thousand faces --
Civil rights and wrongs --
White mischief, black power --
Death of a salesman, birth of a hippie --
The mythic revolutionary --
The apotheosis of Abbie Hoffman --
Busy being born, busy dying --
Fire in a crowded courtroom --
American Armageddon --
The longest good-bye: 1974-1989 --
A cautionary note.
Responsibility: Jonah Raskin.
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Abbie Hoffman's antics and writings, from guerilla theatre and performance art to books like "Revolution for the Hell of it", popularized the idea of revolution and helped shock a generation out of  Read more...

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"Hoffman remains one of the most vivid figures in an era that specialized in them. . . . It would be very hard to read his life's story and not be affected by it."--Jonathan Yardley, "Washington Post

 
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