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Soon to be a major motion picture

Author: Abbie Hoffman
Publisher: New York, NY : Putnam, ©1980.
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Synopsis: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture is the life story of one of the most important activists of the 20th century. Hoffman's book opens with his reflections on his suburban Jewish upbringing and early rebelliousness and goes on to recount his involvement in the student movement at Berkeley in the early 1960s, the anti-war demonstrations of the late '60s and early '70s, and his years as a fugitive from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hoffman, Abbie.
Soon to be a major motion picture.
New York : Putnam, ©1980
(OCoLC)606276942
Named Person: Abbie Hoffman; Abbie Hoffman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abbie Hoffman
ISBN: 0399125612 9780399125614
OCLC Number: 6486805
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction by Norman Mailer --
Commence prayer --
Here comes trouble --
Whole world's wrong and you're right! --
Mama tried --
Family forever --
Origins of the international Jewish conspiracy --
Teenager in the fifties: Jewish grease --
From bum to college boy --
Castro at Harvard Stadium --
Berkeley and the birth of the sixties --
Faulty rubber, failed marriage --
One flew into the cuckoo's nest --
Making outrage contagious --
Duddy meet the Avant Garde --
Kindergarten for organizers --
Boston to Broadway --
My last job --
Hometown ghetto education --
Going South --
Being right is not enough: the convention of 1964 --
Return to the South --
Hometown stomp-in --
CIA turned me on to LSD --
Out of work-free at last --
How to talk good --
Festivals for fun and protest --
Liberty house --
Some voices of guidance --
Here come the hippies --
Love and utopia on the lower East side --
Museum of the streets --
America has more television sets than toilets --
Cast of characters --
Rubin and the rising of the Pentagon --
Magic foils the war machine --
1968: the year that was --
Chicago: the whole world is watching --
Living with lawyers --
Revolution for the hell of it --
So long, HUAC, it's been good to know ya --
Wrapping yourself in the flag --
Rise of Woodstock Nation --
Looking back on Woodstock --
Trial to end all trials --
Road show --
Rags to rags --
Steal this author --
Bringing the war home --
Trashing in the streets, bombing in the toilets --
Algerian connection --
Last round-up --
America is born --
Haircut that ended the era --
Bummed out on he movement --
Hiding out in the colonies --
McGovern and Miami --
Sex, women, getting a vasectomy, and all that sticky stuff --
You can't have your coke and eat it, too --
Gateway to the underground --
Epilogue --
Aiding and abetting.
Responsibility: Abbie Hoffman ; introd. by Norman Mailer.

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Synopsis: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture is the life story of one of the most important activists of the 20th century. Hoffman's book opens with his reflections on his suburban Jewish upbringing and early rebelliousness and goes on to recount his involvement in the student movement at Berkeley in the early 1960s, the anti-war demonstrations of the late '60s and early '70s, and his years as a fugitive from the American justice system. Along the way he gives behind-the-scenes details about the events at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and subsequent Chicago Seven trial, his "levitation" of the Pentagon, and his friendships with Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, Allen Ginsberg, and many others. For this edition, his widow, Johanna Lawrenson, has written a new afterword about Hoffman's activism in the '80s and his legacy today. Insightful, funny, and often moving, Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture is a self-portrait of a radical taking stock of his life's work.

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