13 Seconds. A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings
NY, Chamberlain Bros., 2005. In May, 1970, years before he published A Rumor of War, Caputo, then a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, was sent to the Kent State University campus to cover a student uprising -- one that culminated in the killing of four students and wounding of nine others when fired upon by the National Guard troops that had been called in to quell the uprising. Caputo provides a historical overview, recalls his own experience, and reports on the follow-up to the shootings. This copy is signed by Caputo. Tiny owner stamp on front flyleaf, and slight corner taps; very near fine in a fine dust jacket. Bound in is a DVD of the Emmy Award-winning documentary Kent State: The Day the War Came Home. A relatively little-known volume by the author of one of the great personal accounts of the Vietnam War, and uncommon signed. [#032860] $125
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