Flying Close to the Sun
My Life and Times as A WeathermanBook - 2007
The memoir of a white middle-class girl from the suburbs who became a terrorist - a bomb-maker for the Weather Underground - and then came to learn lessons from the 1960s that other radicals may not necessarily have cottoned on to. Wilkerson, who famously blew up and escaped from her parents' Greenwich Village townhouse, wrestles with the contradictions of a revolutionary movement: the absence of women's voices; the incompetence and the egos; the hundreds of bombs detonated in protest, taking lives without ever causing revolutionary foment.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2007.
Branch Call Number: 322.42092 W681w
Characteristics: ix, 422 p. : ports ; 23 cm.