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FROM YALE TO JAIL: The Life Story of a Moral Dissenter

Dellinger, David

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ISBN 10: 0679405917 / ISBN 13: 9780679405917
Published by Pantheon Books, New York, 1993
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Pantheon Books 1993 - First Edition - First Printing - SIGNED and incribed by the AUTHOR on the ffep - 501 pages including Prologue, Appendix and Index - DJ in CLEAR, ARCHIVAL BRODART COVER - flawless - entering Yale during the Great Depression, the author live a life of political activism Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006515

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Title: FROM YALE TO JAIL: The Life Story of a Moral...

Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition - First Printing.

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""This is a deeply moving tale of the American we often read about but seldom run into: the independent spirit who speaks truth to power, no matter the consequences. Dave Dellinger, the oldest of the Conspiracy Eight, turns out to be the most obstinate. This book tells us why."" -- Studs Terkel ""Before reading this book, I knew and greatly admired Dave Dellinger. Or so I thought. After reading his remarkable story, my admiration changed to something more like awe. There can be few people in the world who have crafted their lives into something truly inspiring. -- Noam Chomsky ""Dave Dellinger's life is as American as apple pie wildly seasoned--the life of an active, endlessly inventive peacemaker--resisting, determined, positive. It's an exciting personal story lived in the heart of historical events. An American tradition infrequently mined, deep and continuous."" -- Grace Paley ""A powerful, sensitive, and deeply compassionate reflection from one of the most important and bravest nonviolent revolutionaries of the twentieth century."" --Martin Sheen

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A thorough, thoughtful memoir of a lifetime of service to the principles of nonviolence. Born into a wealthy Republican family, his father a respected Boston attorney, Dellinger (Revolutionary Nonviolence, 1970) became a rebel while still young by rejecting the comfortable path to success mapped out for him. From his first forays into hobo jungles and the hard life of the homeless--undertaken during the Depression while an undergraduate at Yale--he accepted any and all risks. With the onset of WW II, his experiences in Nazi Germany and the knowledge that the US had supported Hitler's military buildup kept him from registering for the draft--an act of defiance that landed him in federal prison on two occasions during the war. Although subsequent antiwar activities included a now-famous role as one of the defendants in the Chicago Seven trial (stemming from protests during the 1968 Democratic Convention), Dellinger was also deeply involved in the civil-rights movement, and acted as editor/publisher of Liberation, for many years the primary outlet for dissenting American voices. His close contact with other activists--from Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bayard Rustin to Abbie Hoffman and Tom Hayden--permits Dellinger to offer a frank review of their actions and motives, but his memoir is most remarkable for its depiction of the trials and tribulations of one man's life of conscience. At times more rambling than riveting; still, overall, an open, inspiring chronicle, a personal history of more than half a century of dissent in America. (Photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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