Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226740782 Published April 2009

No One Was Killed

The Democratic National Convention, August 1968

John Schultz

John Schultz

With a new Foreword by Todd Gitlin and a new Afterword by the author.
328 pages | 7 halftones | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1969, 2009
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9780226740782 Published April 2009

While other writers contemplated the events of the 1968 Chicago riots from the safety of their hotel rooms, John Schultz was in the city streets, being threatened by police, choking on tear gas, and listening to all the rage, fear, and confusion around him. The result, No One Was Killed, is his account of the contradictions and chaos of convention week, the adrenalin, the sense of drama and history, and how the mainstream press was getting it all wrong.

"A more valuable factual record of events than the city’s white paper, the Walker Report, and Theodore B. White’s Making of a President combined."—Book Week

"As a reporter making distinctions between Yippie, hippie, New Leftist, McCarthyite, police, and National Guard, Schultz is perceptive; he excels in describing such diverse personalities as Julian Bond and Eugene McCarthy."—Library Journal

"High on my short list of true, lasting, inspired evocations of those whacked-out days when the country was fighting a phantasmagorical war (with real corpses), and police under orders were beating up demonstrators who looked at them funny."—Todd Gitlin, from the foreword

John Leonard | New York Times
"[Schultzz] has managed marvelously to evoke what happened and what it felt like to have it happen to you. . . . His political thinking wades hip-high through a swamp of mysticism and comes up muddy and bloody, but in the process he refuses to slough off any of those ambiguous perceptions that amount to honesty."
Christopher Chandler | Book Week
"A more valuable factual record of events than the city's white paper, the Walker Report and Theodore B. White's Making of the President combined."
Todd Gitlin
"Of all the book-length accounts I read of 1960's political and cultural confrontations, none (not even Mailer's Armies of the Night) is more lucid in its understanding of the torments and tropisms of the movements of the streets. . . . This is vivid writing that can stand as pure, suspenseful reportage."
Contents

Foreword by Todd Gitlin

Introduction to Confrontation

Blocked

I Am Here in Lincoln Park/ Wednesday Midnight Confrontation Attitudes

The Week Before the Convention: Preparatory Confrontations
Julian Bond Meets the Governor of New Jersey
Cops and Media Watch Over the Festival of Life

Platform Committee, Hale Boggs Presiding, Faces the Nation

Sunday: Overthrow

Chicago: The Prague of the West

McCarthy Arrives and Innocence Waits on the Hilton Stairs

Music in Lincoln Park/Invocation

Sunday Night/Overthrow

Monday: The Beast and the Hunt

Grant Park: Boys Capture Union General

Lincoln Park: The Barricade

Grant Park: Awakening in Front of the Hilton

The Ritual and the Hunt

Tuesday: The Demands of Revolution

McCarthy Meets California

Lincoln Park Citizens Meet Their Police Commander

World War II Vets Meet War Resisters

LBJ Birthday Party and Anti-Birthday Party

Attack at the Foot of the Cross

Demonstrators Meet Guardsmen Brothers

Wednesday: War

Vietnam War Plank

The Battle at the Bandshell

The Battle at Michigan and Balbo

Battles in the Loop and Lincoln Park

The Nation Faces the Demonstrators

Thursday: Exile

Morning

McCarthy Speaks and Speaks Again

To the Amphitheatre

War Games

Friday

McCarthy Headquarters Attacked

In the Months Afterward

When the Game Changes

Postscript

Afterword, 2008

Acknowledgments

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