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Troublemaker by Bill Zimmerman
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Jan 03, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 1960-s-history, memoir
Read from January 03 to 13, 2012

An excellent inside overview of the 1960s and early 1970s. Zimmerman was a young college professor who ultimately gave up on academia to work against the Vietnam War. He is an entertaining writer who does an excellent job of capturing the moods of that time. Zimmerman worked with a lot of Big Names of the political left and clearly has a strong opinion on who the "good guys" are but is able to step back enough to give a good overview.

Zimmerman also writes a riveting account of flying a damaged plane to the Wounded Knee standoff in 1973. That chapter reads like a thriller.

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