Standin' in a Hard Rain, The Making of a Revolutionary Life: Lessons from the Last Revolution ... (Paperback)
"Standin' in a Hard Rain" is the fast paced, personal, "boots-on-the-ground," front line account of major events by a dedicated radical in the 1960's (and beyond) who found himself at the table with the planners and out in the street, running from the cops. It tells the story of how and why an ordinary suburban kid became a committed radical who was with the Freedom Riders in the Deep South, the Strike of '68 at S.F. State University (the longest, most violent student strike in American History) the Draft Resistance with David Harris and Joan Baez, the Grape Strike with Caesar Chavez, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver and the Panthers. I faced a bayonet at my own throat from the National Guard at Berkeley's People's Park. Standin' in a Hard Rain traces the difficult transition after this revolutionary period of a generation trying to do something productive with our lives in a country in which we felt alienated. It ends with me burning my draft card at the age of 73.