Very Good. This is an account of the riot by 250 prisoners at the Fort Dix military stockade in 1969 to protest the tortures, brutality and barbarous conditions under which they were confined, and the subsequent court martial of five suspected leaders; includes photocopy of 1974 book review by Robert Sherrill (black & white cover with white lettering is rubbed, pages tanned, otherwise a good, clean, tight copy)
Very Good. 0825630274 Links; NY, 1974. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good, some rubbing w/light wear to extremes else clean and bright w/unmarked interior, in Wraps. We pack securely and ship daily w/delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire.
Fair. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscribed on half-title. Cover torn and repaired with tape. Two rear pages also repaired with tape. xix, 1, 169,  p. Includes illustrations. From an on-line posting: "In recent years Joan Crowell has lived an oceanic life a few feet from the surf on the south shore of Long Island: a wife, composer of operas, mother of five children, a great-grandmother a poet whose writing is sometimes clear as a glass of water, sometimes clouded by personal storms. She has lived a long life of privilege and struggle. What comes through is some honest work touched with beauty, words that should not be lost, useful to others. From an on-line posting: " On June 5th, 1969, more than one hundred imprisoned soldiers rose up against deplorable and inhumane conditions at the Fort Dix stockade in New Jersey. The prisoners were made up of AWOLs, Vietnam war resisters and conscientious objectors from working class and rural country backgrounds. Prisoners had been forced to stand in the sun for 5 hours and then in a chow line for 3 more hours. When some were denied water, a prisoner demanded a water bowl. As others followed suit, he was charged with inciting a riot and placed in "seg" (a small cell. 8 feet long, 7 ft. high, and 5 ft. wide, with steel walls and floor) thus starting a spontaneous rebellion among the prisoners. The rebellion was put down by 250 MPs who moved in with tear gas, bayonets, and riot guns. Nine prisoners were seriously injured and many were beaten by the MPs. The Army denied allegations that prisoners had been subjected to abuses at Fort Dix. They also tried to dispel notions that teargas had been used to quell the rebellion. In the aftermath thirty-eight men were charged with rioting and arson. Dubbed the "Fort Dix 38, " they faced court-martials and as a result some of the men were sentenced to military prison. Joan Crowell chronicled the conditions the prisoners faced, the events of the June 5th rebellion and subsequent trials in the 1974 book, "Fort Dix Stockade: Our Prison Camp Next Door." The rebellion was an important event in the history of the GI resisters movement during the Vietnam War. Across the country a network of resisters and allies were at work on military bases and nearby coffee houses where GIs learned the truth about the war." Joan Crowell was born in 1921. She is a poet, composer, librettist, and novelist. She received her MA from New York University, where she taught English. She is the author of Portrait of a Father (as Joan Simon) and Fort Dix Stockade. Her operas include The Heights and The Bell Witch of Tennessee."
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