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The Resource Public enemy : confessions of an American dissident, Bill Ayers

Public enemy : confessions of an American dissident, Bill Ayers

Label
Public enemy : confessions of an American dissident
Title
Public enemy
Title remainder
confessions of an American dissident
Statement of responsibility
Bill Ayers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this sequel to Fugitive Days, Ayers charts his life after the Weather Underground, when he becomes the GOP's flaunted "domestic terrorist, " a "public enemy." Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for "pallin' around with terrorists, " Bill Ayers is in fact a dedicated teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a sharp memory and even sharper wit. Public Enemy tells his story from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures, often celebrated for their community work and much hated by the radical right. In the face of defamation by conservative media, including a multimillion-dollar campaign aimed solely at demonizing Ayers, and in spite of frequent death threats, Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in the power of protest, demonstration, and deep commitment. Ayers reveals how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life with steadfastness and a dash of good humor--from the red carpet at the Oscars, to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and where he finally "confesses" that he did write Dreams from My Father), and ultimately on the ground at Grant Park in 2008 and again in 2012"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ayers, William
Dewey number
  • 320.53092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HN90.R3
LC item number
A96 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ayers, William
  • Left-wing extremists
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Radicalism
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
Label
Public enemy : confessions of an American dissident, Bill Ayers
Link
9780807032763.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1440557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780807032763
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013023310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1440557
  • (Sirsi) 1440557
  • (OCoLC)828483955
Label
Public enemy : confessions of an American dissident, Bill Ayers
Link
9780807032763.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1440557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780807032763
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013023310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1440557
  • (Sirsi) 1440557
  • (OCoLC)828483955

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