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Blood on the Tracks by S. Brian Willson
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Nov 18, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: history, political-sciences
Read in November, 2011

a remarkable story of a brave and principled man - born just months before me with a similar upbringing. Radicalised by his time in Vietnam, he has spent his life trying to expose American duplicity and lies. He lost his legs sitting on the rails in front of a train ferrying ammunition to the docks in San Francisco Bay - the train had been stopped numerous times before and had a speed limit of 5 mph - this day it speeded up and purposely ran him down. the story is one of great bravely and principle - I wish I had a smidgeon of his moral fibre.

the book gets a bit tiring, but then, so must his life on constant confrontation with the truth of American lies and exploitation of innocents in Vietnam, Nicaragua, Salvador, Cuba, Haiti..... it becomes very trying, but I have felt I must not hide from the truth, so clearly described by this man. should be read by all

I have on Kindle - so I can loan if you want it
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