In the Company of Rebels: A Generational Memoir of Bohemians, Deep Heads, and History Makers [Kietas viršelis]

  • Formatas: Hardback, 288 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, weight: 653 g, 129 black and white illustrations
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Nov-2019
  • Leidėjas: New Village Press
  • ISBN-10: 1613320965
  • ISBN-13: 9781613320969
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 288 pages, aukštis x plotis: 229x152 mm, weight: 653 g, 129 black and white illustrations
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Nov-2019
  • Leidėjas: New Village Press
  • ISBN-10: 1613320965
  • ISBN-13: 9781613320969
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Meetings with remarkable activists since the 1960s
 
American social change movements dominated the 1960s and 1970s, an era brought about and influenced not by a handful of celebrity activists but by people who cared. These history makers together transformed the political and spiritual landscape of America and laid the foundation for many of the social movements that exist today.
 
Through a series of 43 vignettes—tight biographical sketches of the characters and intimate memories of her personal encounters with them—the author creates a collective portrait of the rebels, artists, radicals, and thinkers who through word and action raised many of the issues of justice, the environment, feminism, and colonialism that we are now familiar with.
 
From Berkeley to Bolivia, from New York to New Mexico, a complex, multi-layered radical history unfolds through the stories and lives of the characters. From Marty Schiffenhauer, who fought through the first rent-control law in the United States, to Ponderosa Pine, who started the All-Species Parade and never wore shoes, to Dan and Patricia Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers and became life-long anti-war and antinuclear activists, the portraits bring out some of the vibrant, irreverent energy, the unswerving commitment, and the passion for life of these generations of activists.
 
In our present moment, as many people find themselves in the streets protesting for the first time in their lives, In the Company of Rebels makes the connection to this relatively recent rebellious era.
 
As the author comments on her own twenty-year old self, sitting at the counter of Cody’s Books in Berkeley in the early 1970s, thrilled about the times but oblivious of the work that came before: “I didn’t know anything about this courageous and colorful past. But now I know.” 
 

Recenzijos

Chellis Glendinning has written a memoir evoking the lives of women and men she has known. From Susan Griffin to Daniel and Patricia Ellsberg, Suzan Harjo to John Ross, they are some the most creative and courageous geniuses of a generation: scientists, artists, ecologists, whistleblowers, booksellers, socialists, anarchists, philosophers, internationalists, healers, activists all. Glendinning's portraits are uniquely intimate even as they explore her subjects' powerful conviction and passion for justice. In depicting how they shaped her, Glendinning shows how their legacy shapes us, her readers. In the Company of Rebels is one of the most profoundly moving books I've read in years. -- Margaret Randall, author of Exporting Revolution and many dozen books of poetry and prose

Chellis Glendinning is a writer and activist for social change. She is a noted contributor to the field of eco-psychology, and has a strong interest in bioregionalism, feminism, and indigenous rights. Her eight books include Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy andChiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade, both winners of National Federation of Press Women book awards. www.chellisglendinning.org