Letters from the Underground by Abbie Hoffman
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Letters from the Underground
By Abbie Hoffman

Letters from the Underground


By (author) See other recent books by Abbie Hoffman See other recent books by Anita Hoffman
Format: Paperback / softback

Normal Price: $30.66
Your Price: $27.59 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.07! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.38 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Letters from the Underground by Abbie Hoffman

Book Description

In March, 1974, facing drug charges in a case in which he claims he was innocent, Abbie Hoffman, one of the Chicago Seven, became a fugitive, forced to leave behind Anita, his wife of eight years, and america, their four year old son. During this time, they could only communicate through letters. Letters from the Underground includes all the letters sent between Abbie and Anita during the first year of their separation.

Buy Letters from the Underground book by Abbie Hoffman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781888996289
ISBN-10: 1888996285
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Red Hen Press
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Abbie Hoffman

Revolution for the Hell of it by Abbie Hoffman Revolution for the Hell of it, Paperback (April 2005)

A chronicle of Abbie Hoffman's radical escapades that doubles as a guidebook for today's social and political activist. Hoffman pioneered the use of humour, theatre, and shock value to drive home his points, and in this volume he gives firsthand accounts of his legendary adventures.

» View all books by Abbie Hoffman


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Letters from the Underground book by Abbie Hoffman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Abbie Hoffman

Abbie Hoffman was born November 30, 1936, in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he grew up. He graduated from Brandeis University in 1958, and received a Master's Degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1960. After abandoning a career in clinical psychology, Abbie became a field secretary for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1963, working on civil rights projects in Georgia, Mississippi and New England. In 1966, he established Liberty House, a retail chain selling goods of the Poor People's Corporation in Mississippi. A leading activist of the antiwar movement, he was one of the architects of the Pentagon demonstration and the convention protests in Chicago in 1968. Arrested more than forty times, he stood trial in a score of precedent-setting cases, including that of the Chicago Eight. He has written four books, Revolution for the Hell of It, Woodstock Nation, Steal This Book, and Vote! In March, 1974, facing drug charges in a case in which he claims he was innocent, he became a fugitive. He continued to do protest work underground under the alias of Barry Freed, and in recognition of his work regarding the St. Lawrence River, was called before Congress to testify. Abbie resolved to come up from underground, and in 1980 gave himself up, was retried, sentenced, but after one year, was freed on parole due to hundreds of letters on his behalf. In 1989, he allegedly committed suicide under odd and rather suspicious circumstances. Until that time, he spent his remaining years working on a variety of issues from preserving the environment to protesting U.S. Involvement in Latin America. Despite the best efforts of the government, and of those who opposed him politically, he lost neither his passion for social justice nor the courage to participate in the democracy he cherished.

Anita Kushner Hoffman was born March 19, 1942, in Baltimore, Maryland. She grew up in Queens, New York, and returned to Baltimore to attend Goucher College, from which she graduated in 1962. She subsequently studied English literature at Columbia University, and received a Master's degree in psychology from Yeshiva University in 1966. She has worked as a New York City guide, as a summer security guard at the World's Fair, as a secretary and as a psychotherapist. In 1970, her first novel was published under a pseudonym. She is a founder of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center in Manhattan. She died December 27, 1998 of breast cancer.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Abbie Hoffman close
Revolution for the Hell of it by Abbie Hoffman
Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman
Recent books by Anita Hoffman close
BoomerangBooks.com.au close