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Thirteen Seconds Confrontation t Kent State on One warning people interested in Kent State too often rely upon one of the few seemingly comprehensive books on the subject that is still vailable James Michener s Kent State What Happened nd Why But before relying on that book s definitive you should be ware that immediately fter the killings on the night of May 4 or 5 1970 President Richard Nixon called his good friend Hobart Lewis editor of Reader s Digest Within few days Lewis had enlisted Michener to write the definitive history of those events Nixon whose role in possibly instigating the shootings remains unknown must have been pleased when he saw how Lewis carried out the directive Within Loyalty and Lies a few years this fictionalizedccount by Michener s published by Reader s Digest s publisher gained credibility nd the country began to ccept michener s proffered thesis that kent state Michener s proffered thesis that Kent State ll sad confluence of events A tragedy with blame to be shared by ll But those of us who have really investigated Kent State know that this is simply not true Everyone was not eually responsible for the tragic outcome of May 4 1970httpwwwauThirteen Sec The fternoon of May 41970 I sat in Dr Rice s history class t the Mansfield branch of Ohio State He came into class nd nnounced four students had been killed t Kent State A fellow student Micheal Goldstien stood up nd said Who thought the revolution would start t Kent State Kent State was only seventy miles from Mansfield That weekend I traveled with four other students to Washington to protest the killing nd Nixon s invasion of Cambodia The reaction to the invasion started protests t Kent State few days before the killingsI knew of Michener s book when it first came out in the early 70 s but knowing Michener I figured it would be Claiming Her a conservative white wash of the event Instead reading itll these years later I found it balanced In fact I think Michener went to great lengths to be fair He starts with the Kent State student s reaction to Nixon s nnouncement to invade Cambodia on Thursday night nd follows the events over

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weekend into He lso traces the movements that weekend of Jeff Miller Allison Krause Bill Schroeder nd Sandy Scheuer the four students who were killed nd s well s Doug Wrent who was wounded but survived He condemns both the ctions of the students nd the decisions of Ohio S governor James RhodesMichener s depiction of the counter culture back then is sometimes uaint nd misinformed but sympathetic For me it brought back many feelings of Murder Go Round angernd frustration What surprised me that I had forgotten the public reaction to the event Many people thought How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis all the students should have been shot One mother whose daughter participated in the demonstrations told her daughter she should have been shot tooItlso interesting to read Michener s predictions of what the future of the nation Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential and higher education Almost none of it came to pass This isn extensive book that goes into extreme detail of ll of the events t Kent State University in Ohio in May 1970 It took me back to that era of the Vietn. State which shook the country to the roots Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 and had profound impact on the nti war movement.

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A detailed compilation of interviews The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 and pictures storytellingnd Of Mice and Men analysis of the massacret Kent State University in 1970 I ve grateful that novelist James Michener devoted the time nd energy to writing this book of history within year of the ctual event I read hardback copy from the public library So I m lso grateful that uthor Michener limited his a hardback copy from the public library So I m lso grateful that uthor Michener limited his matter to just the long weekend He left the legal wrangling I Was Anastasia and political intrigue of theftermath for younger historians in later years It was Choice of the Cat a wise choice 550 pages was enough While perusing the list of books James Michener has written in search of good book to read I saw that he had written this book in the immediate Three Cups of Deceit aftermath of the Kent State tragedy back in 1970 I was freshman Sparrow Road at FSU when Kent State happenednd I was still figuring out who I was A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston as muchs what I thought bout world events Although I vividly remember the shockwaves from Kent State I realized that I don t know much bout the details so here was my chanceFirst off those people back in 1970 sure talked funny Michener nd his team of researchers talked to lot of students Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World and professorsnd they freuently uote the vernacular of those days But it is somewhat The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors amusing to read Michener s 1950 s style physical descriptions of coedss very Yoga: The Art of Adjusting attractive oftens if that is the most important character trait to verifying the uthenticity of their contributions It is lso striking how big deal he makes out verifying the uthenticity of their contributions It is lso striking how big deal he makes out the female students yelling obscenities t the national guard s if before this time cussing was PRIVILEGE ONLY GIVEN TO MALES BUT only given to males But you get passed such musements this is Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, a very important storybout Past Destinies a time in our nation s history when many reacted to the shootings with the sentiment I wish they had killed of the students In that generation of change students were often misunderstood by their parents Michener documents how the students were characterizeds long haired dirty Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 and barefootnd they should be shot for not conforming to societyI remember going home If Wishes Were Horses after my freshman yearnd realizing that when people saw me nd said Byron it is so good to see you I m glad you haven t gone bad like that what they really meant was they were glad that I was still getting haircuts So during my sopho year I let my hair grow long to make point nd it was fascinating to see how responses to me changedAnyway back to the book one point nd I m done the late 1960s nd 1970s were tumultuous years nd one of the things that exacerbated the issues that erupted t Kent State was the language of President Nixon nd Vice President Agnew s they said things intended to create hatred nd nger towards specific groups of people It is not unlike how our current president talks Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day about people Ittended Kent State University from 1992 2002 A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 and when I saw this bookt library book sale I was interested in reading this especially since it was by James A Michener n uthor I knew of but never read This book was very well written nd detailed without being filled with personal opinions of the writer This book was originally released in 1971 nd. All of James A Michener's storytelling nd reportorial skills re brought to the fore in this. .