13 seconds: a look back at the Kent State shootings, Volume 1

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Chamberlain Bros., Apr 26, 2005 - Education - 198 pages
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Thirteen seconds passed. Sixty-seven shots were fired. One nation watched . . . On May 4, 1970, Ohio's Kent State University was in chaos following President Richard Nixon's announcement that the U.S. bombing of Cambodia would continue, with student protesters on one side and the National Guard on the other. That day, young Chicago Tribune reporter Philip Caputo had been sent to the campus to cover what looked like just another student uprising. But by the time he arrived, things had erupted into one of the watershed moments of the antiwar movement, with four students dead and nine wounded in a hail of bullets fired by panicked guardsmen. Now, thirty-five years later, the author of A Rumor of Warlooks back on that terrible day, discussing his own emotions, the nature of political discourse and civil disobedience, and what happened to those who were there and how they still live with the pain and anger every day. It was a time when America turned upon itself and our nation's innocence was lost.

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Review: 13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings

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I decided to read this book because I've been having trouble finding a decent copy of James Michener's 1971 account of the Kent State shootings. I'm still on the lookout for Michener's book, which for ... Read full review

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Philip Caputo shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1973, when he was a reporter for the "Chicago Tribune. A Rumor of War, " a memoir of his service during the Vietnam War as a marine lieutenant, has become a classic with more than two million copies sold since its publication in 1977. Philip Caputo's most recent novel is "Acts of Faith." He is also the author of nine other books: "Horn of Africa, DelCorso's Gallery, Indian Country, Means of Escape, Equation for Evil, Exiles, The Voyage, In the Shadows of the Morning, " and "Ghosts of Tsavo." He lives in Connecticut.

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