6th out of 13 books — 3 voters
Soldier of Aquarius: 1969-1970
by John W. Cassell (Goodreads Author)
The adventures of a young man graduating from college in 1969 and his efforts to grapple with decisions about his future at a time when the siren song of the Counterculture calls and the draft for bodies to fight the war in Vietnam looms. This is the story of those decisions and their effect on the young man. He did it all...saw much...and in the end was called upon to pay...more
(first published October 30th 2007)
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Oct 18, 2012 John Cassell rated it 5 of 5 stars · (Review from the author) · review of another edition
The author's year 1969 as preserved in his diaries. This is the first book ever written b y John Cassell...penned in 1976 upon discharge from the military. The 1970 part begins with similar diary-fortified autobiography. The author originally intended this to be a landmark work on the years 1969-1970 as seen from the perspective of one of the more obscure members of the counterculture. At the point where Carol gets the letter in Berkeley and tearfully begs Prentice to get her to Albuquerque, the...more
The arts have always played a role in John Cassell's life. His mother was a fashion model, additionally finding self expression in oils and sculpture. His dad was one of the pioneers of television, supplemented as well by summer stock and radio. John's first job was as a radio personality. For twenty-five years he was a prosecutor with over 100 felony jury trials to his credit before focusing his...moreMore about John W. Cassell...