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Flying Close to the Sun - My Life and Times as a Weatherman (Hardcover) Loot Price: R359 Discovery Miles 3 590

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Flying Close to the Sun - My Life and Times as a Weatherman (Hardcover): Cathy Wilkerson
Flying Close to the Sun - My Life and Times as a Weatherman (Hardcover): Cathy Wilkerson

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Flying Close to the Sun - My Life and Times as a Weatherman (Hardcover)

Cathy Wilkerson

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Flying Close to the Sun is the memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960's. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously blew up and escaped from a Greenwich Village townhouse, here wrestles with the legacy of the movement, at times looking at contradictions of the movement that many others have avoided: the absence of women's voices then and in the retelling; the incompetence and the egos; the hundreds of bombs detonated in protest which caused little loss of life but which were also ineffective in fomenting revolution. While proud of many of the accomplishments of the 1960's, years later Wilkerson examines why, in 1970, she in effect accepted the same disregard for human life practiced by the government. In searching for new paradigms for change, Wilkerson asserts with brave humanity and confessional honesty an assessment of her past - of those heady, iconic times - and finds hope and faith in a world that at times seems to offer neither.

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Imprint: Seven Stories Press,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2007
First published: October 2007
Authors: Cathy Wilkerson
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 34mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 978-1-58322-771-8
Barcode: 9781583227718
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Revolutions & coups
LSN: 1-58322-771-7

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