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The Way the Wind Blew by Ron Jacobs
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Apr 26, 10

bookshelves: history, read-in-2010, thesis-reading
Read from April 19 to 26, 2010

While this book is tagged as a "comprehensive" history of the Weather Underground, I'm not sure if promoters use the term correctly. It talks about lots of things, but it doesn't quite do the narrative justice, nor does it spend enough time to help readers without much knowledge of SDS and Weather find their bearings and grasp the significance of the Weatherman organization. That leaves the book with one other possible task: deliver a survey of facts with a measure of clarity. Even here, the book suffers periods of murkiness that are distracting. I'll be looking for another history of the organization before I try to say anything intelligent about it.

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