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The Tales of Hoffman

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From the trial of the Chicago 8. Edited from the official transcript of the trial. Including 32 pages of on-the-scene sketches.
Paperback, 286 pages
Published March 1970 by Bantam Books
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May 15, 2014 Ted rated it really liked it
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For a book on the events of 1968, see 1968 The Year That Rocked the World.

The Trial of the Chicago 8 7: Before and After

Note: The spoilers in the following section offer personal memories of some of these events.


April 15, 1967, New York. A massive demonstration, organized by the Spring Mobilization to End th
Jan 13, 2016 Richard rated it it was amazing
This is one of the better books i have read this year.I took interest in it because both my parents participated in the protests which turned into a historic event. The 1968 Democratic National Convention was held in Chicago in late August—convened to select the party's candidates for the November 1968 Presidential election. Prior to and during the convention—which took place at the International Amphitheatre—rallies, demonstrations, marches, and attempted marches took place on the streets and i ...more
Aug 08, 2010 Brett rated it liked it
The trial of the so-called "Chicago Seven" has largely dropped off our cultural radar, and though I vaguely knew that the trial was something of a circus, going into this book I had no real concept of what were the issues at play, or even really what the trial was about, other than the activist Abbie Hoffman was somehow involved.

This book was given to me primarily because I have the same last name as Abbie Hoffman, and also, the judge that features prominently in the story, Julius Hoffman. While
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