9780826514950-0826514952-Felon for Peace: The Memoir of a Vietnam-Era Draft Resister

Felon for Peace: The Memoir of a Vietnam-Era Draft Resister

ISBN-13: 9780826514950
ISBN-10: 0826514952
Author: Elmer, Jerry
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826514950
ISBN-10: 0826514952
Author: Elmer, Jerry
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Format: Paperback 280 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Elmer, Jerry wrote Felon for Peace: The Memoir of a Vietnam-Era Draft Resister comprising 280 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0826514952 and 9780826514950. Since then Felon for Peace: The Memoir of a Vietnam-Era Draft Resister textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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When Jerry Elmer turned eighteen at the height of the Vietnam War, he publicly refused to register for the draft, a felony then and now. Later he burglarized the offices of fourteen draft boards in three cities, destroying the files of men eligible to be drafted. After working almost twenty years in the peace movement, he attended law school, where he was the only convicted felon in Harvard's class of 1990.

This book is a blend of personal memoir, contemporary history, and astute political analysis. Elmer draws on a variety of sources, including never-before-released FBI files, and argues passionately for the practice of nonviolence. He describes the range of actions he took—from draft card burning to organizing draft board raids with Father Phil Berrigan; from vigils on the Capitol steps inside "tiger cages" used to torture Vietnamese political prisoners to jail time for protesting nuclear power plants; from a tour of the killing fields of Cambodia to meetings with Corazon Aquino in the Philippines.

A Vietnamese-language edition of Felon for Peace has also been published.

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