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David Gilbert's "Love and Struggle" release party
Date Thursday February 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street @ Alabama
San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorLex Non Scripta
Modern Times is thrilled to be hosting the book launch for David Gilbert's new book, "Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond" from PM Press. The launch will include readings from the book, Q&A, and discussion with editor Terry Bisson and Diana Block, as well as a message from David.

Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond
Foreword by Boots Riley

. . And he was among the last to emerge, in captivity, after the disaster of the 1981 Brinks robbery, an attempted expropriation that resulted in four deaths and long prison terms. In this extraordinary memoir, written from the maximum-security prison where he has lived for almost thirty years, David Gilbert tells the intensely personal story of his own Long March from liberal to radical to revolutionary.

Today a beloved and admired mentor to a new generation of activists, he assesses with rare humor, with an understanding stripped of illusions, and with uncommon candor the errors and advances, terrors and triumphs of the Sixties and beyond. It’s a battle that was far from won, but is still not lost: the struggle to build a new world, and the love that drives that effort. A cautionary tale and a how-to as well, Love and Struggle is a book as candid, as uncompromising, and as humane as its author.


"Gilbert adds heart and bone to the stuff of history." —Mumia Abu Jamal

"Required reading for anyone interested in the history of radical movements in this country. An honest, vivid portrait of a life spent passionately fighting for justice. In telling his story, Gilbert also reveals the history of left struggles in the 1960s and 70s, and imparts important lessons for today's activists." —Jordan Flaherty, author of Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six "

"Gilbert tells his story with a hard-learned humility. Occasionally interjecting his personal life—his loves and failures, his relationship with his family—with his political journey, it is the politics which are foremost in this memoir. A true revolutionary, every other aspect of Gilbert’s life is subsumed to the revolution."
—Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch
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