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    John Schultz(Author) Carl Oglesby(Introduction)

In 1969, the Chicago Seven were charged with intent to "incite, organize, promote, and encourage" antiwar riots during the Democratic National Convention. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial is an electrifying account of the months-long trial that commanded the attention of a divided nation. John Schultz, on assignment for The Evergreen Review, witnessed the whole trial, from the jury selection to the aftermath of the verdict. In his vivid account, Schultz exposes the raw emotions and judicial corruption that came to define one of the most significant legal events in American history.

"This work, aside from being a profound study of fear, is investigative journalism in its highest sense."—Studs Terkel

"[Schultz] puts words together with a clarity of sense and syntax that is almost physically engaging. . . . A probe into the American conscience."—David Graber, Los Angeles Times

"A masterful recapitulation of these anomalous events. . . . All politically literate Americans should read [it]."—Kirkus Reviews

"If Schultz has offered us a drama that is a metaphor for this society itself, then his intensive concern with the jurors and their own special agony is its climax. His probe into their consciences--the play within the play--is a probe into the American conscience."--David Graber "Los Angeles Times ""This work, aside from being a profound study of fear, is investigative journalism in its highest sense."--Studs Terkel"A beautiful, compelling, tear-jerking, mind-boggling book."--William Burroughs"Schultz has written one of the few great trial books of our time. Taking the reader inside a uniquely American political show-trial, he demonstrates just how fragile our courts are, and how the massive poweer of the federal government can easily derail justice. . . . Any reader looking for a quick course in how a criminal trial can go wrong would do well to read 'The Chicago Conspiracy Trial.'"--Timothy Sullivan, author of Unequeal Verdicts

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  • By Michael Welsh on 21 December 2015

    A very interesting subject, tediously and tendentiously told by an author who failed to stand back sufficiently far from the times he wrote in to gain some beneficial perspective.

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