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Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off! - A Brief History of The Prisoners' Digest Inernational

Grant, Joseph W. {Author} with Ken Wachsberger {Editor}

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ISBN 10: 161186061X / ISBN 13: 9781611860610
Published by Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, Michigan, 2012
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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"Joe Grant's STOP THE PRESSES! is yet another glimpse into the dynamic life of a man who knew Peggy Lee, was a prize fighhter in the Navy, smuggled pianos into Cuba, did time in Leavenworth for counterfeiting, ran a literary establishment called Book Zen, hosted a literary/political talk show in Madision, and at the age of 81 still goes at life with great gusto and actively opposes injustice whereever it raises its ugly head. He's a Viking in Spirit, and I count him among my very best friends." This book has 233 pages and is illustrated. The book is a SIGNED copy from the author, Joseph W. Grant. The book is a SIGNED copy from the editor, Ken Wachsberger. In addition, the author has provided a warm PRESENTATION on the front endpaper. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 063377

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Title: Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off! - A ...

Publisher: Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, Michigan

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author and Editor

Edition: First Printing

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The final book in the groundbreaking Voices from the Underground series, Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off!, is the inspiring, frenetic, funny, sad, always-cash-starved story of Joe Grant, founder and publisher of Prisoners’ Digest International, the most important prisoners’ rights underground newspaper of the Vietnam era. From Grant’s military days in pre-Revolutionary Cuba during the Korean War, to his time as publisher of a pro-union newspaper in Cedar Rapids and his eventual imprisonment in Leavenworth, Kansas, Grant’s personal history is a testament to the power of courage under duress. One of the more notorious federal penitentiaries in the nation, Leavenworth inspired Grant to found PDI in an effort to bring hope to prisoners and their families nationwide.

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Joseph W. Grant was the founder and publisher of Prisoners’ Digest International.

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