Kent State: what happened and why

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Fawcett, 1971 - Education - 512 pages
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User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

I haven't read the other major works on this topic (the early accounts by Joe Eszterhas and Peter Davies, and William Gordon's more recent study) for comparison, but this is one heck of a gripping ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wendy Heintzelman - Goodreads

This was a hard book to read at the time since it was about the truth. Michener's story's were about history but not so real as Kent State and so present day when it came out. But it had to be written and he did it well. Read full review


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Universally revered novelist James A. Michener was forty before he decided on writing as a career. Prior to that, he had been an outstanding academic, an editor, and a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. His first book, Tales of the South Pacific, won a Pulitzer Prize and became the basis of the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. In the course of the next forty years Mr. Michener wrote such monumental bestsellers as Sayonara, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Hawaii, The Source, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Alaska, Caribbean, and Mexico.
Decorated with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mr. Michener served on the Advisory Council to NASA, held honorary doctorates in five fields from thirty leading universities, and received an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities for his continuing commitment to art in America. James A. Michener died on October 16, 1997.

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