Tag Archives: Memoir

JONAH RASKIN : MEMOIR | One organizer, two cities: Jon Melrod’s ‘Fighting Times,’ from Madison to Racine

Jon Melrod recalls those heady days in his new memoir. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | April 7, 2022 The Port Huron Statement (PHS), which was written by Tom Hayden — with help from Al Haber and others … Continue reading

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Robert C. Cottrell :
BOOKS | ‘Making History Making Blintzes’

A memoir by New Left veterans Mickey Flacks and Dick Flacks. By Robert C. Cottrell | The Rag Blog | January 20, 2022 As a historian who has concentrated extensively on American radicalism, I attempt to keep abreast of newly … Continue reading

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Patricia Vaccarino :
BOOK REVIEW | Nick Licata: ‘Student Power, Democracy and Revolution in the Sixties’

In Licata’s book, social unrest percolated on multiple levels. By Patricia Vaccarino | The Rag Blog | December 19, 2021 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s Rag Radio interview with Nick Licata, Friday, Dec. 24, 2-3 p.m. (CST) on KOOP-91.7 FM in … Continue reading

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MARIANN G. WIZARD :
BOOKS | ‘Life Is a Butt Dial: Tales from a Life Among
the Tragically Hip’

It’s A greezy, slippery slope to fun! By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | September 11, 2021 When it’s the Dog Days and the second summer of Covid and the headlines are ugly and even Cousin Junebug has … Continue reading

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Bill Meacham, PhD :
BOOKS | Lighting the Fire: A Cherokee Journey from
Dropout to Professor

The book traces author Steve Russell’s life from his dirt-poor origins in Oklahoma. By Bill Meacham, PhD | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2020 [Lighting The Fire: A Cherokee Journey From Dropout To Professor, by Steve Russell. (McLean, VA: … Continue reading

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Jim Simons :
BOOKS | Ken Carpenter’s ‘Borderlands Boy’

Ken’s whole adult life has been that of a man of unflinchingly high principle. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2018 AUSTIN — It is said that senior citizens, as we are called, see our lives … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | ‘In the Company of Rebels’

Jonah reviews Chellis Glendinning’s memoir about her friends, lovers, and comrades. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June 26, 2019 At the very start of her new heartfelt book — In the Company of Rebels: A Generational Memoir … Continue reading

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Michael James :
Parachute opens, sunflowers & stolen bikes, New Age networks, thinking about the champs, 1983

The big open field suddenly rushed closer and I hit the ground with a grateful, relieved, welcome thump and tumble. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 2, 2016 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … Continue reading

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Michael James :
Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

The season was done and I was a sad boy, one ‘mizzable bastard,’ to use my dad’s expression. But I jumped into the cooling waves and was rejuvenated. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2015 [In … Continue reading

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Beverly Baker Moore :
METRO | TRUE CRIME | Beverly’s great escape

I had gotten most of myself outside the window and was hanging onto the only thing I could, the drainpipe that ran up the side of the building. By Beverly Baker Moore | The Rag Blog | July 2, 2015 … Continue reading

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Michael James :
The beach house, south to Mexico, and a
rainbow victory, 1983

From this tiny spot on the edge of the earth I ventured out into the world, seeking adventures and trying to make Mother Earth a better place. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | May 12, 2015 [In this … Continue reading

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Mariann G. Wizard :
Richard Lee, 1940-2014: Farewell to an
enemy of the State

‘His life was tempered by his grasp of history, his sense of justice, and his refusal to conform.’ By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | March 10, 2015 In writing this remembrance, I had vital assistance from Robert … Continue reading

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