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The Fourth of May: Killings and Coverups at Kent State

Gordon, William A.

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ISBN 10: 0879755822 / ISBN 13: 9780879755829
Published by Prometheus Books, 1990
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Title: The Fourth of May: Killings and Coverups at ...

Publisher: Prometheus Books

Publication Date: 1990

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1ST.

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Book by Gordon, William A.

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May 4 , 1990 marks the 20th anniversary of the day Ohio National Guardsmen fired on antiwar demonstrators at Kent State University, killing four of them and wounding eight others. Authors Sorvig and Gordon have produced two very different books relating to that event. Sorvig's is a highly personal account of his reactions to the killings and his participation in an architectural contest to design a memorial to the casualties. His book does not purport to be an examination of the incident itself, and thus is not likely to be useful to readers attempting to understand what happened and why. Because of its focus, idiosyncratic style, and impressionistic approach, the book's limited audience is more likely to be readers interested in the creative process as it relates to landscape architectural design. Gordon's book is a clearly written, well-documented account of the killings; the subsequent investigations; and the criminal and civil trials that followed. While Gordon does not uncover sufficient evidence to justify a new explanation of the event, he is able to cast doubts on the theories Peter Davies presented in The Truth About Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience ( LJ 9/15/73). Gordon's work serves as a good starting point for general readers and scholars seeking to learn more about this tragic affair.
- Thomas H. Ferrell, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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