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Contending Statistics: The Numbers for U.S. Vietnam War Resisters in Canada By Joseph Jones
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Never directly countable, U.S. Vietnam War resisters in Canada became a magnet for numbers and an extension of society's battleground over the war. This study offers context and perspective, and... More > arrives at a carefully qualified conclusion that should never be simplified to a single number. Three earlier studies receive detailed scrutiny both as sets of statistics and as narratives. An original calculation builds on extensive data from contemporary newspaper accounts. Ten statistical tables organize figures from a variety of official Canadian sources. Selected personal histories illustrate qualitative categories that lie beyond any enumeration. ISBN 0-9737641-0-4< Less
Happenstance and Misquotation : Canadian Immigration Policy 1966-1974, the Arrival of U.S. Vietnam War Resisters, and the Views of Pierre Trudeau By Joseph Jones
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Two linked studies document and expose a set of historical misconceptions about Canada's reception of U.S. Vietnam War resisters. No special provisions facilitated the immigration to Canada of... More > draft-age American males. The only specific action ever taken by the Liberal government was to abandon under pressure its covert discrimination against U.S. deserters. A strange revisionism credits Pierre Trudeau himself with "opening the gates" to Canada and extending a "welcome." This folkloric belief is traced from its embodiment in a manufactured misquotation through a widespread and uncritical propagation by activists, professionals, academics, and major media. ISBN 978-0-9737641-1-6< Less
Night of the Sun By Mike McAndrew
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From the first days of his life, Mike begins to doubt and question authority. From Santa Claus to the Catholic Church to the Selective Service. His quest eventually leads to a dramatic ending in the... More > courts.< Less
Fight the Power: A Memoir of the Sixties By Eric Leif Davin
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The author was raised as a Southern Baptist and Mormon convert, although he was always a non-believer. However, like everyone else in his blue collar surroundings, he believed in America, the... More > military, anti-Communism, and, although too young to vote, Senator Barry Goldwater when he ran for president in 1964. Then, in the Sixties, he went to college and became swept up in the movements of the times. He came to realize that everything he’d believed about “his war,” the Vietnam War, was wrong. He came to believe that we were more than just on the “wrong side.” We were the wrong side. Eventually he was drafted. However, he refused induction into the military, preferring to face five years in prison, the maximum sentence, rather than fight in an immoral war. This memoir describes his journey through the Sixties, from a working class gung-ho Goldwater Republican supporter of the Vietnam War to a radicalized anti-war activist who was eventually drafted to fight in that war -- but refused to go.< Less
Fight the Power: A Memoir of the Sixties By Eric Leif Davin
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The author was raised as a Southern Baptist and Mormon convert, although he was always a non-believer. However, like everyone else in his blue collar surroundings, he believed in America, the... More > military, anti-Communism, and, although too young to vote, Senator Barry Goldwater when he ran for president in 1964. Then, in the Sixties, he went to college and became swept up in the movements of the times. He came to realize that everything he’d believed about “his war,” the Vietnam War, was wrong. He came to believe that we were more than just on the “wrong side.” We were the wrong side. Eventually he was drafted. However, he refused induction into the military, preferring to face five years in prison, the maximum sentence, rather than fight in an immoral war. This memoir describes his journey through the Sixties, from a working class gung-ho Goldwater Republican supporter of the Vietnam War to a radicalized anti-war activist who was eventually drafted to fight in that war -- but refused to go.< Less
Shaky Ground By Hadley Hoover
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They met when they were both in diapers. Cory Whipple was the "boy next door" who became the love of Bibs Johnson's life. Cory proposed when they were 6 years old, Bibs accepted, and they... More > never changed their minds. Then came The Sixties. Cory, raised by two maiden aunts to think independently, balked when his country demanded actions and attitudes of him that he could not give. Bibs supported his radical decision and that's when things got shaky. Bibs' father was part of The Greatest Generation—proud to do his Duty. Ed Johnson saw Cory in an entirely different light than Bibs did. A fault line formed between father and daughter—a fissure so deep, Bibs wondered if it could ever be bridged, even by a engineer like Cory who specializes in building bridges.< Less
Shaky Ground (LP) By Hadley Hoover
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They met when they were both in diapers. Cory Whipple was the "boy next door" who became the love of Bibs Johnson's life. Cory proposed when they were 6 years old, Bibs accepted, and they... More > never changed their minds. Then came The Sixties. Cory, raised by two maiden aunts to think independently, balked when his country demanded actions and attitudes of him that he could not give. Bibs supported his radical decision and that's when things got shaky. Bibs' father was part of The Greatest Generation—proud to do his Duty. Ed Johnson saw Cory in an entirely different light than Bibs did. A fault line formed between father and daughter—a fissure so deep, Bibs wondered if it could ever be bridged, even by a engineer like Cory who specializes in building bridges.< Less
Collected Works By Clifton Bennett
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Born in late 1918, Clif Bennett grew up in New York City during the turbulent era of the Great Depression and the subsequent years of World War II. Witnessing the world of his times, he identified... More > with the working people, Communists, and anarchists. Inevitably, this led to draft evasion, being hounded by the FBI, and eventually imprisonment. Gifted with both prose and poetic literary skills, he wrote extensively in both forms, expressing the mood and temper of the times as seen through his own eyes. This collection of his writings includes the variety of life in general, including such things as politics, religion, romance, children’s stories, living in Africa, and the entire collection of his Yih Jing Sonnets. Collected Works presents a universality of theme and passion from one man’s perspective.< Less
Collected Works By Clifton Bennett
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Born in late 1918, Clif Bennett grew up in New York City during the turbulent era of the Great Depression and the subsequent years of World War II. Witnessing the world of his times, he identified... More > with the working people, Communists, and anarchists. Inevitably, this led to draft evasion, being hounded by the FBI, and eventually imprisonment. Gifted with both prose and poetic literary skills, he wrote extensively in both forms, expressing the mood and temper of the times as seen through his own eyes. This collection of his writings includes the variety of life in general, including such things as politics, religion, romance, children’s stories, living in Africa, and the entire collection of his Yih Jing Sonnets. Collected Works presents a universality of theme and passion from one man’s perspective.< Less
Covenant By Larry L. Bailey
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[Sequel to Birthright] COVENANT continues the story of Harry and Judith as they struggle to start over on a long-abandoned farm on the banks of the San Poil River on the Colville Indian reservation.... More > This beautiful Valley of the Cliffs is the ancestral home of Judith's people. The family must live in a tipi and work the soil with Harry's grandfather's last draft horse, an ancient mare. Almost no one believes they will succeed. From skeptical neighbors to authorities outraged at their primitive living conditions, they meet resistance everywhere they turn. Only Walt and Frances, an elderly farm-couple facing their last days will help them.< Less

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