1960s Decade of Dissent: The Way We Were

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Author House, Oct 16, 2009 - Fiction - 232 pages
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     Ginny and Montana are students caught-up in campus turmoil at the University of California, Berkeley, during the 1960s nation-wide era of dissent.  It is a story of social misfits, troubled people scared in a dysfunctional childhood who drift together in the cause célèbre of the moment -- and there are plenty of causes for them to find:

            anti-authority sit-ins

            anti-Vietnam War marches

            draft card burnings

            Vatican Two church revolt

            civil rights turmoil

            grapepicker strike

            underground Weatherman

            martial law - street barricades

    Ginny and Montana and their fellow students had all these things on their plate -- on and off campus.  Ginny becomes the activist leader of the violent Weatherman organization and goes underground as a fugitive from the FBI.     Now, fifty years later, it is difficult to believe but many in our nation were engaged in an almost open revolt.  Names of people are fictional, but all the events are exactly as they happened.  I know, because I was there.

 

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Contents

BERKELEY
1
SAN FRANCISCO
16
MY APARTMENT
27
THE GLASS FACTORY
39
THE PADRES SECOND CHANCE
62
ITALIANS IN THE VINEYARD
73
BACK TO BERKELEY
88
THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
97
THE MONSIGNOR PAYS A VISIT
150
CONFRONTATION
162
RAMONA
167
ON THE BARRACADES
172
VISIT FROM JOE GALLEGOS
176
VAL PAYS A VISIT
180
LUIGI HAS A SURPRISE
184
ANGUISH
190

ON THE PICKET LINE
106
ON BECOMING A PASTOR
115
AN UNWELCOME GUEST
121
DINNER WITH THE PADRE
127
UNITED FARM WORKERS UNION
133
A REVOLUTIONARY DROPS BY
139
ON BECOMING A PULPITEER
145
CONSPIRACY
194
THE MISSIONARY
201
SURPRISE IN THE GLASS FACTORY
208
THAT PHONE CALL
220
Back Cover
225
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This is Bernie Keating's third book after finishing other careers spanning 60 years:

 

        Naval officer - Korean War

        Graduate school U.C., Berkeley

        Multi-national company executive

        Management consultant

        Rancher in Sierra Mountains

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