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The Resource Kent State : what happened and why, James A. Michener

Kent State : what happened and why, James A. Michener

Label
Kent State : what happened and why
Title
Kent State
Title remainder
what happened and why
Statement of responsibility
James A. Michener
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A study of the tragic events leading up to the killing of four students by National Guardsmen at Kent State University in the spring of 1970
  • Nowhere were the tragic implications of the gulf between young people and their elders in the 1960s more evident than in the terrible events that took place at Kent State University during the first four days of May 1970. Here, one of America's most distinguished authors probed deeply into that confrontation. A superb storyteller, Michener re-creates the events of that long weekend in a dramatic day-by-day narrative, building to the final clash that left four students dead and nine wounded. He brings all the leading participants to life, weaving his vivid documentary from the information gleaned from hundreds of interviews with eyewitnesses--students and ex-students, radical leaders, faculty and administrators, policemen and firemen, National Guardsmen, officials and citizens of the town of Kent. Startling photographs--some never previously shown--illustrate the action. This book deals with far more than Kent State. Michener explores the malaise that attacked university students in America and throughout the world--showing how the turmoil at Kent State fit into the larger pattern of violence that overwhelmed campuses and society in general at that time.--Adapted from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
A.027
Citation source
Groseclose, D. James A. Michener
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1907-1997
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Michener, James A.
Dewey number
322/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • LD4191.O72
  • DS559.62.U6
LC item number
  • M48
  • M5
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kent (Ohio)
  • Kent State University
  • Kent State University
  • Kent State Shootings (Kent, Ohio : 1970)
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Movimientos estudiantiles
  • Protest movements
  • Ohio
  • United States
Label
Kent State : what happened and why, James A. Michener
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Reader's Digest Press Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. VIEW OF KENT -- II. FRIDAY: TRASHING OF WATER STREET. The non-violent man ; A banker takes a chance ; The field marshal and his troops ; Five students ; The bars on Water Street ; Artist with a spray gun ; What happened on Friday ; Why it happened ; A question of life style ; The Haunted House ; Regional travelers ; Assault on the university ; The president ; The trustees ; The mayor holds a big hand ; Guards in bivouac ; Marooned on a traffic light ; Conclusions -- III. SATURDAY: BURNING OF ROTC. Day of a faculty marshal ; "Hooked into the revolution bit" ; The young revolutionaries ; Jocks, Greeks and other squares ; "Cow college in a cow town" ; Calling the guard ; Volunteer fireman ; What happened on Saturday ; Why it happened ; Five students ; A rumble of tanks ; Conclusions -- IV. / SUNDAY: CARNIVAL. Day of a Guardsman ; Bad-mouthing the establishment ; Some theories of language ; The governor moves in ; The flower in the gun ; What happened on Sunday night ; Why it happened ; Five students ; A stand-off ; The coach writes a letter ; Conclusions -- V. MONDAY: BLANKET HILL. The black squirrels ; Five students ; Legal confusions ; What happened on Monday ; Why it happened ; Five students ; The peacemakers ; Conclusions -- VI. REACTION. Day of a photographer ; The county prosecutor ; Closing down ; Next of kin ; Letters to the editor ; Talk on the street ; What the students heard ; The ghouls ; The disoriented ; The ecologist ; The two flags -- VII. SIGNIFICANCE. The threat to education ; The concept of sanctuary ; What must be done ; Speculations ; The hearings ; "Not for quotation" ; The FBI "report" ; The girl with the Delacroix face
Control code
ocm00153121
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 559 pages
Isbn
9780394471990
Lccn
74155822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780394471990
  • (OCoLC)00153121
Label
Kent State : what happened and why, James A. Michener
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Reader's Digest Press Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. VIEW OF KENT -- II. FRIDAY: TRASHING OF WATER STREET. The non-violent man ; A banker takes a chance ; The field marshal and his troops ; Five students ; The bars on Water Street ; Artist with a spray gun ; What happened on Friday ; Why it happened ; A question of life style ; The Haunted House ; Regional travelers ; Assault on the university ; The president ; The trustees ; The mayor holds a big hand ; Guards in bivouac ; Marooned on a traffic light ; Conclusions -- III. SATURDAY: BURNING OF ROTC. Day of a faculty marshal ; "Hooked into the revolution bit" ; The young revolutionaries ; Jocks, Greeks and other squares ; "Cow college in a cow town" ; Calling the guard ; Volunteer fireman ; What happened on Saturday ; Why it happened ; Five students ; A rumble of tanks ; Conclusions -- IV. / SUNDAY: CARNIVAL. Day of a Guardsman ; Bad-mouthing the establishment ; Some theories of language ; The governor moves in ; The flower in the gun ; What happened on Sunday night ; Why it happened ; Five students ; A stand-off ; The coach writes a letter ; Conclusions -- V. MONDAY: BLANKET HILL. The black squirrels ; Five students ; Legal confusions ; What happened on Monday ; Why it happened ; Five students ; The peacemakers ; Conclusions -- VI. REACTION. Day of a photographer ; The county prosecutor ; Closing down ; Next of kin ; Letters to the editor ; Talk on the street ; What the students heard ; The ghouls ; The disoriented ; The ecologist ; The two flags -- VII. SIGNIFICANCE. The threat to education ; The concept of sanctuary ; What must be done ; Speculations ; The hearings ; "Not for quotation" ; The FBI "report" ; The girl with the Delacroix face
Control code
ocm00153121
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 559 pages
Isbn
9780394471990
Lccn
74155822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780394471990
  • (OCoLC)00153121

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