Vintage Abbie Hoffman 2 Book Set: Woodstock Nation & Revolution For the Hell of It

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Vintage set of two paperback books from 1968 and 1969. 

A Yippee manifesto on the intersection of politics and art. Hoffman writes: "Woodstock without any politics, without a commitment to self-defense of the nation is a shuck."

Sample chapter titles: "Foreplay," "Landing a man on the earth without the help of Norman Mailer," "How TWA, Bevo Francis, Che Guevara, and the Yippies conspired to cross state lines to commit campus riots," "The Hard Rain's Already Fallin," etc.

While the supremely popular Steal This Book is a guide to living outside the establishment, Revolution for the Hell of It is 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 humor, theater, and surprise to change the world for the better. In Revolution for the Hell of It he gives firsthand accounts of his legendary adventures, from the activism that led to the founding of the Youth International Party ("Yippies!) to the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests ("a perfect mess") that resulted in his conviction as part of the Chicago Seven.

Also chronicled is the the mass antiwar demonstration he helped lead in which over 50,000 people attempted to levitate the Pentagon using psychic energy and the time he threw fistfuls of dollar bills onto the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and watched the traders scramble. With antiwar sentiment once again on the rise and an incendiary political climate not seen since the book's original printing, Abbie Hoffman's voice is more essential than ever.

Condition: Used books in good condition. Some edge discoloration.

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