Dreams Die Hard: Three Men's Journey Through the '60s

Dreams Die Hard Three Men s Journey Through the s Dreams Die Hard is an autobiographical book by David V Harris a prominent anti Vietnam War activist It chronicles the experiences of three men Harris Allard K Lowenstein Dennis Sweeney amid the poli

  • Title: Dreams Die Hard: Three Men's Journey Through the '60s
  • Author: David Victor Harris
  • ISBN: 9780312219628
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dreams Die Hard: Three Men's Journey Through the '60s

    Dreams Die Hard is an autobiographical book by David V Harris, a prominent anti Vietnam War activist It chronicles the experiences of three men Harris, Allard K Lowenstein Dennis Sweeney amid the political social tumult of the 60s, as well as the aftermath of these experiences Specifically, paranoid schizophrenia two decades of accumulated disillusDreams Die Hard is an autobiographical book by David V Harris, a prominent anti Vietnam War activist It chronicles the experiences of three men Harris, Allard K Lowenstein Dennis Sweeney amid the political social tumult of the 60s, as well as the aftermath of these experiences Specifically, paranoid schizophrenia two decades of accumulated disillusionment homophobia eventually led Sweeney to murder Lowenstein One term Congressman Lowenstein the world s oldest student activist had, by his 50s, lived decades in various political arenas From the Mississippi Freedom Summer project in the deep south, to the Dump Johnson campaign of 68, Allard was well connected in liberal circles Most likely bisexual before the word was current, Lowenstein s sexual orientation reappears throughout the book serves as one of many connections between the major figures Harris detailed historical narration written in an attempt to explain the lives of each of them discusses how the three activists began their affiliations at Stanford continued thru the turbulent decade The book s connection with the university has led to its being included in Stanford s history curriculum.

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    1. Riley

      I enjoyed this memoir of the 1960s a lot. A few years ago, I read a biography about Allard Lowenstein, the architect of the "Dump Johnson" campaign, but it didn't resonate with me as much as this book did.Author David Harris was a Stanford University student body president who knew both Lowenstein and the schizophrenic former protege who shot him, Dennis Sweeney. I'd never heard of Harris before, but he was a draft resister who was briefly married to Joan Baez and who went to prison for refusing [...]

    2. Erik Graff

      Although Harris is a professional journalist and the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, my appreciation of this work is less for the quality of his writing or research than it is deeply personal. Although I came to the Movement late, being six years younger than the author, I grew up well aware of the Civil Rights Stuggle of the early sixties, the Mississippi aspect of which constituted his inauguration to the radical Left, and became myself active in progressive politics by the ag [...]

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