The Kent State Coverup




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/26/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9780595174928

About the Book

On May 4, 1970, two platoons of Ohio National Guardsmen fired on a crowd of students at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine. Neither the federal government nor the state of Ohio took any responsibility for the guardsmen’s actions. Through the account of the subsequent civil trial, we follow the events of that tragic day, as experienced by the victims and their families, and share their frustration as they try to discover the truth.

About the Author

James Munves, a native of New York City, has written articles and fiction for The New Yorker, The Nation, and other publications. He has long campaigned for non-violence as a member of the Kairos Community and the War Resisters League. He is the author of the novel, Andes Rising, published in 1999 by New Directions.