LIVING THE REVOLUTION: The Yippies in Chicago by David Lewis Stein

LIVING THE REVOLUTION: The Yippies in Chicago

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Canadian journalist Stein's first book was a novel centered on a sit-in demonstration (Scratch One Dreamer -- 1967), and now he reports on the real thing. This is an honest, modest, and unassuming personal account of Yippie life in the streets, parks, and crashpads of Chicago during-the Democratic Party Convention. It also depicts Stein's own process of growth and change from the time he started turning up at Yippie planning sessions in N.Y.C. to the Thursday afternoon in Grant Park When he underwent the final metamorphosis from sympathetic reporter to committed Movement man. Stein's contacts were good -- he roomed with Keith Lampe, head of Yippie press relations -- and he offers complimentary cameos of the ""leaders"" as well as frank descriptions of himself and fellow travellers in action. It's all there -- the fear, the fun, the exhilaration, the boredom -- for nostalgic revolutionaries and for those who missed it the first time round.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1969
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill