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Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin, 'American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer'

Atlantic Books, 2008; ISBN 978-1843547044; 736pp; £30


New humanity?

In April PN investigated the link between the Israeli army and Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy. Here is the promised follow up.


France May '68

The events of May ’68 began in the universities. At Nanterre (just outside Paris) and the Sorbonne, students had become increasingly vocal against the US war in Vietnam.

1968 and all that

The Easter 1968 issue of Peace News had the following content... Obituary of Martin Luther King.

Whatever happened to?

Abbie Hoffman

The Poetic Spirit

Whisper & Shout, described as a “new irregular and guerrilla publication” aiming to “print poems and features of guts and sensitivity”, edited by Dennis Gould and published in February 1968:

Mark Kurlansky, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World (Vintage, 2005; ISBN 978-0099429623; 464pp; £8.99)

Published four years ago, Mark Kurlansky’s 1968: the year that rocked the world is an engrossing and stimulating general history of a time “when significant segments of population all over the glob

Jon Wiener, 'Conspiracy in the Streets: The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight'

Seven Stories, 2006; ISBN 978-1565848337; 128pp; £10.99


elin O'Hara slavick, 'Bomb after Bomb, A Violent Cartography'

Charta, 2007; ISBN 978-8881586332; 112pp; £18.99


The Catonsville Nine

”Some ten or twelve of us (the number is still uncertain)