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Author Willson, S. Brian, 1941-

Title Blood on the tracks : the life and times of S. Brian Willson : a psychohistorical memoir / S. Brian Willson.

Imprint Oakland, CA : PM Press, c2011.

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 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 WILLSON,S    Available
Description xxiv, 441 p., [64] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 374-410) and index.
Summary After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace protester and pacifist, and this memoir details the drastic governmental and social change he has spent his life fighting for. Chronicling his personal struggle with a government he believes to be unjust, Willson sheds light on the various incarnations of his protests of the U.S. government, including the refusal to pay taxes, public fasting, and, most famously, public obstruction. On September 1, 1987, Willson was run over by a U.S. government munitions train during a nonviolent blocking action. Willson, who lost his legs in the incident, discusses how the subsequent publicity propelled his cause toward the national consciousness.
Subject Willson, S. Brian, 1941-
Pacifists -- United States -- Biography.
Veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Peace movements -- United States.
Nonviolence -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
ISBN 9781604864212
1604864214

 
    
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