13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings, Volume 1

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Chamberlain Bros., 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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User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

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 is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Rumor of War and numerous novels. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 as part of an investigative team for the Chicago Tribune, and his coverage of his experience as a captive of Palestinian guerrillas won him the Overseas Press Club's George Polk Citation.

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