Kent State: What Happened and Why?
NY, Random House, (1971). An uncorrected proof copy of the bestselling novelist's relatively little-known nonfiction account of the events leading up to the shooting deaths of four Kent State University students by National Guardsmen called out to quell the antiwar demonstrations against the recent U.S. "incursion" into nominally neutral, neighboring Cambodia in the spring of 1970. Nine other students were wounded. It was the culmination of the increasing polarization around the Vietnam war that had occurred through the 1960s, and Michener's account was an attempt to examine it without the bias that the antagonistic parties -- youthful protesters vs. government/Establishment -- brought to the subject. Tall sheets, comb-bound. Pencil date and annotation to front cover, and ink publication date and proposed price on the first leaf. Overall near fine, and scarce. We've never had a copy of this before. [#032696] SOLD
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