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  • 1935 FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS - RADICAL ANARCHIST LEFTIST AMERICAN POETRY Chapbook by JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND JR. 1935 FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS - RADICAL ANARCHIST LEFTIST AMERICAN POETRY Chapbook
    JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND JR.

    FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS. A chapbook of ANARCHIST RADICAL POETRY by JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND, JR. Published by The Burlington Chapbooks, Philadelphia, 1935. Printed by ALPRESS in a LIMITED EDITION of only 175 copies. This is the fifth publication in the Burlington Chapbooks series. Chapbook / Booklet, heavy stock paper covers, paper title label on the front cover, string bound, 5.5x8.5 inches, six numbered pages of poems, plus an unnumbered Title Page, Contents Page, and Colophon Page. The poems are: CHAUVINISM, by Juan Ortega; ANARCHIST PORTRAIT IN CALIFORNIA, by Norman Macleod; LAST PRELUDE, by Lawrence A. Harper; TO A POET OF THE PROLETARIAT, by Wilder Bentley; and FOR THE COUNTER-REVOLUTIONIST L. F., by…

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    FIREBRANDS : FIVE POEMS. A chapbook of ANARCHIST RADICAL POETRY by JUAN ORTEGA, WILDER BENTLEY, NORMAN MACLEOD, LAWRENCE A. HARPER, FRANK ANKENBRAND, JR. Published by The Burlington Chapbooks, Philadelphia, 1935. Printed by ALPRESS in a LIMITED EDITION of only 175 copies. This is the fifth publication in the Burlington Chapbooks series. Chapbook / Booklet, heavy stock paper covers, paper title label on the front cover, string bound, 5.5x8.5 inches, six numbered pages of poems, plus an unnumbered Title Page, Contents Page, and Colophon Page. The poems are: CHAUVINISM, by Juan Ortega; ANARCHIST PORTRAIT IN CALIFORNIA, by Norman Macleod; LAST PRELUDE, by Lawrence A. Harper; TO A POET OF THE PROLETARIAT, by Wilder Bentley; and FOR THE COUNTER-REVOLUTIONIST L. F., by Frank Ankenbrand, Jr. GOOD condition, a bit of wear to the corner tips, a small area of light shorelining to the top edge of the title page; overall remains tight, bright, clean and unmarked. One of the nicer copies this delicate chapbook that I have seen.

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  • 1952 HELEN W. WOOD a COMMUNIST ACTIVIST turned EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN **SIGNED** by HELEN W. WOOD 1952 HELEN W. WOOD a COMMUNIST ACTIVIST turned EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN **SIGNED**
    HELEN W. WOOD

    AMERICA, LOOK AND LIVE! by Helen W. Wood. An autobiography of her conversion from Communism to evangelical Christianity.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the first blank page: "Sincerely Yours / Helen Wood Birnie / John 15:13". (John 15:13 reads "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.") Helen Wood Birnie is Helen W. Wood's married name.

    Published by American Soul Clinic and Printed by Bedrock Press, Los Angeles, 1952.

    Softcovers, booklet, side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 77 pages.

    GOOD condition, some light soiling and signs of handling to the covers, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A nice copy.

    Helen W. Wood was a lifelong white activist working to defend the…

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    AMERICA, LOOK AND LIVE! by Helen W. Wood. An autobiography of her conversion from Communism to evangelical Christianity.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the first blank page: "Sincerely Yours / Helen Wood Birnie / John 15:13". (John 15:13 reads "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.") Helen Wood Birnie is Helen W. Wood's married name.

    Published by American Soul Clinic and Printed by Bedrock Press, Los Angeles, 1952.

    Softcovers, booklet, side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 77 pages.

    GOOD condition, some light soiling and signs of handling to the covers, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A nice copy.

    Helen W. Wood was a lifelong white activist working to defend the rights and save the souls of African Americans. In the 1930s she was a Communist Party organizer. She converted to Christianity while working in the defense of an African American youth in Iowa charged with murder. The Iowa Communist Party opposed her work, but her efforts were supported by the local evangelicals. This began her conversion from Communism to Evangelical Christianity, a process completed in a Los Angeles skid row mission where she continued to work to better the lives of African Americans in need of help.

    Though an Anti-Communist tract, it is also an interesting autobiography that envisions evangelical Christians as people who would not tolerate racism (especially from a President).

    Scarce, especially so SIGNED.

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  • 1966 ORIGINAL Poster GRATEFUL DEAD Wes Wilson FILLMORE San Francisco ~ BG 38 OP 1966 ORIGINAL Poster GRATEFUL DEAD Wes Wilson FILLMORE San Francisco ~ BG 38 OP

    Classic Early Psychedelic Era Fillmore Auditorium Rock Concert Poster.

    Designed by Artist Wes Wilson (1937-2020).

    Original 1966 Pre-Concert First Printing. Offset Lithograph printed by West Coast Lithograph Co., San Francisco, CA. 1966. Size: 13 3/8" x 21 1/8" Performers: The Grateful Dead, James Cotton Chicago Blues Band, Lothar & The Hand People. Venue: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA. Presented by Bill Graham. Concert Dates: November 18-20, 1966.

    VERY GOOD Condition: light creasing from handling (no folds), light wear, 1 pinhole in each corner and 6 pinholes in the center top margin, 1/4" tear in bottom margin, the back has some masking tape ghosts and light abrasions, overall this original 1966 first printing poster is bright and clean with vivid…

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    Classic Early Psychedelic Era Fillmore Auditorium Rock Concert Poster.

    Designed by Artist Wes Wilson (1937-2020).

    Original 1966 Pre-Concert First Printing. Offset Lithograph printed by West Coast Lithograph Co., San Francisco, CA. 1966. Size: 13 3/8" x 21 1/8" Performers: The Grateful Dead, James Cotton Chicago Blues Band, Lothar & The Hand People. Venue: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA. Presented by Bill Graham. Concert Dates: November 18-20, 1966.

    VERY GOOD Condition: light creasing from handling (no folds), light wear, 1 pinhole in each corner and 6 pinholes in the center top margin, 1/4" tear in bottom margin, the back has some masking tape ghosts and light abrasions, overall this original 1966 first printing poster is bright and clean with vivid colors.

    This Poster is noted for being the first San Francisco concert poster to incorporate a peace symbol into the design. Many editions of the poster exist, this piece is from the 1966 original first printing and is known as BG-38-OP as indicated in Eric King's Guide.

    Will be shipped carefully rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1967 Original HAIGHT ASHBURY Psychedelic Head Shop Poster MARI TEPPER Drugs GOD 1967 Original HAIGHT ASHBURY Psychedelic Head Shop Poster MARI TEPPER Drugs GOD

    A Rare Definitive 1967 Summer of Love Haight Ashbury Psychedelic Head Shop Poster.

    GOD GROWS HIS OWN Designed by Mari Tepper.

    Original 1967 Color Printing.

    Square Format: 22 1/8 Wide x 22 1/4 High.

    GOOD PLUS Condition: some wear, creases from handling, a 1/4" edge tear, upper left corner scraped, bottom right corner has 3 BB sized holes, surface scraping here and there and on the back (from a long gone insect), light age-toning/foxing, the back has some masking tape ghosts and abrasions, overall this original 1967 poster is solid, bright and clean and the colors remain very vivid and bright. It would look fabulous framed. A unique piece.

    A beautiful and evocative image that most perfectly embodies and describes…

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    A Rare Definitive 1967 Summer of Love Haight Ashbury Psychedelic Head Shop Poster.

    GOD GROWS HIS OWN Designed by Mari Tepper.

    Original 1967 Color Printing.

    Square Format: 22 1/8 Wide x 22 1/4 High.

    GOOD PLUS Condition: some wear, creases from handling, a 1/4" edge tear, upper left corner scraped, bottom right corner has 3 BB sized holes, surface scraping here and there and on the back (from a long gone insect), light age-toning/foxing, the back has some masking tape ghosts and abrasions, overall this original 1967 poster is solid, bright and clean and the colors remain very vivid and bright. It would look fabulous framed. A unique piece.

    A beautiful and evocative image that most perfectly embodies and describes the amazing ethos of the Haight Ashbury in 1967. Artist Mari Tepper (b. 1948) born in the Haight, she designed this poster when she was only 19 years old. Mari also created iconic concert posters for Bill Graham and many other SF cultural and sociopolitical happenings of the day, but because she was a young woman in 1967, her artwork was never popularized - unlike her male colleagues.

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  • 1977 CHE GUEVARA Original RADICAL REVOLUTIONARY POSTER by INKWORKS PRESS, Berkeley by (Che Guevara) 1977 CHE GUEVARA Original RADICAL REVOLUTIONARY POSTER by INKWORKS PRESS, Berkeley
    (Che Guevara)

    JCR / JUNTA DE COORDINACION REVOLUCIONARIA / ELP ERP MIR MLN. "THIS IS THE VIETNAMESE ROAD. THIS IS THE ROAD WHICH THE PEOPLES MUST FOLLOW. THE ROAD WHICH AMERICA WILL FOLLOW... / CHE". A poster celebrating both CHE GUEVARA, REVOLUTION and the Victory of the VIETNAMESE over their oppressors. The poster is printed in black and red on white paper and shows the face of Che Guevara. It measures 15 x 23 inches (41 x 60 cm). Though neither the Artist, Place, or Date is stated, the poster is known to have been produced by the Inkworks Press in 1977. In fact, you can find the image and date of this poster on the Inkworks Press online archives.

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    JCR / JUNTA DE COORDINACION REVOLUCIONARIA / ELP ERP MIR MLN. "THIS IS THE VIETNAMESE ROAD. THIS IS THE ROAD WHICH THE PEOPLES MUST FOLLOW. THE ROAD WHICH AMERICA WILL FOLLOW... / CHE". A poster celebrating both CHE GUEVARA, REVOLUTION and the Victory of the VIETNAMESE over their oppressors. The poster is printed in black and red on white paper and shows the face of Che Guevara. It measures 15 x 23 inches (41 x 60 cm). Though neither the Artist, Place, or Date is stated, the poster is known to have been produced by the Inkworks Press in 1977. In fact, you can find the image and date of this poster on the Inkworks Press online archives.

    (Inkworks Press, Berkeley, was an important radical press that was founded in 1974. It was very active in the later 70s, and only recently closed its doors for ever.) VERY GOOD condition, there is some light age toning to the white border; there are some corner tip creases and a few small edge scrapes; the lithograph was stored rolled and there are some light creases from having been thus stored. The poster will be sent safely rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1979 NICARAGUA / CUBA REVOLUTION POSTER *CELEBRAMOS EL 26 DE JULIO* FIDEL CASTRO 1979 NICARAGUA / CUBA REVOLUTION POSTER *CELEBRAMOS EL 26 DE JULIO* FIDEL CASTRO

    CELEBRAMOS EL 26 DE JULIO. A lithograph poster celebrating both the Cuban Revolution and the Nicaraguan Revolution. On the litho the country name NICARAGUA is partially hidden by the face of Fidel Castro.

    Lithograph Poster 17.5 x 23 inches (44.5 x 58.5 cm). Neither the Artist, Place, or Date is stated.

    The lithograph was acquired at a Berkeley estate sale some time ago. Possibly circa 1979, an important year in the NICARAGUAN SANDINISTA REVOLUTION. Possibly printed at Inkworks Press, Berkeley, an important radical press that was founded in 1974, was very active in the later 70s, and only recently closed its doors for ever. I have not, however, been able to find a copy of this particular lithograph…

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    CELEBRAMOS EL 26 DE JULIO. A lithograph poster celebrating both the Cuban Revolution and the Nicaraguan Revolution. On the litho the country name NICARAGUA is partially hidden by the face of Fidel Castro.

    Lithograph Poster 17.5 x 23 inches (44.5 x 58.5 cm). Neither the Artist, Place, or Date is stated.

    The lithograph was acquired at a Berkeley estate sale some time ago. Possibly circa 1979, an important year in the NICARAGUAN SANDINISTA REVOLUTION. Possibly printed at Inkworks Press, Berkeley, an important radical press that was founded in 1974, was very active in the later 70s, and only recently closed its doors for ever. I have not, however, been able to find a copy of this particular lithograph in the Inkworks archives.

    The lithograph is printed on white heavy stock paper, the colors are brown, orange, black and purple, it maintains a white border. There is a stylized image of the face and fist of Fidel Castro. The top of the litho poster has text in large stylized black and white letters: CELEBRAMOS EL 26 DE JULIO.

    VERY GOOD condition, there is some light age toning to the white border; there are some corner tip creases and a few small edge scrapes; the lithograph was stored rolled and there are some light creases from having been thus stored.

    The lithograph will be sent safely rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS (including Canada and Mexico) PLEASE NOTE: This poster will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed.

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  • 1979 PEDRO TERAN CONCERT POSTER to AID the NICARAGUAN REVOLUTION Concierto con CANCIÓN REVOLUCIONARIA 1979 PEDRO TERAN CONCERT POSTER to AID the NICARAGUAN REVOLUTION Concierto con CANCIÓN REVOLUCIONARIA

    CONCIERTO con PEDRO TERAN: INTERPRETADOR de la CANCIÓN REVOLUCIONARIA. SCREENPRINT POSTER, printed on heavy stock paper, 17.5x23 inches (44.5 x 58.5 cm). This poster was obviously printed in support of the Nicaraguan Revolution and the Sandinistas. 1979 was an important year in the NICARAGUAN SANDINISTA REVOLUTION. The Oakland Museum has a copy of this original poster in its poster collection. On the Museum's online site, OCMA, it shows an image of the poster and provides relevant information about it, including the 1979 printing date. No printer information is given. Poster has a black background with white text. In the center is an image of Pedro Teran singing and playing the guitar. The poster reads, "Concierto Beneficio para el Ministerio de…

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    CONCIERTO con PEDRO TERAN: INTERPRETADOR de la CANCIÓN REVOLUCIONARIA. SCREENPRINT POSTER, printed on heavy stock paper, 17.5x23 inches (44.5 x 58.5 cm). This poster was obviously printed in support of the Nicaraguan Revolution and the Sandinistas. 1979 was an important year in the NICARAGUAN SANDINISTA REVOLUTION. The Oakland Museum has a copy of this original poster in its poster collection. On the Museum's online site, OCMA, it shows an image of the poster and provides relevant information about it, including the 1979 printing date. No printer information is given. Poster has a black background with white text. In the center is an image of Pedro Teran singing and playing the guitar. The poster reads, "Concierto Beneficio para el Ministerio de Cultura de Nicaragua/ Concierto con Pedro Teran / interpretador de la canción revolucionaria / October 28, 3-7 PM/ $2.50 / St. John Lutheran School / south Van Ness & twenty-first st. / San Francisco / Tambien: Musica de Los Peludos, Tardeada, Comida y Bebidas". VERY GOOD condition, there is some light age toning to the white border; there are some corner tip creases and a few small edge scrapes; the lithograph was stored rolled and there are some light creases from having been thus stored. The poster will be sent safely rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • EFFECT of DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES on CRIMINAL TRIALS in the US 1981 EFFECT of DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES on CRIMINAL TRIALS in the US 1981

    PROPOSAL for a COMMISSION OF INQUIRY into the EFFECT OF DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES on CRIMINAL TRIALS in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Published by Amnesty International, 1981. First Edition, with the statement: "First Published October 1981".ISBN: 0862100380. Softcovers, 8x11.5 inches, 141 pages. GOOD condition, some waviness to the upper margin area, a crease to the upper corner section, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • Frances E. Newton FIFTY YEARS IN PALESTINE Female Radical Christian Minister Controversial Supporter of Palestinians by Frances E. Newton Frances E. Newton FIFTY YEARS IN PALESTINE Female Radical Christian Minister Controversial Supporter of Palestinians
    Frances E. Newton

    FIFTY YEARS IN PALESTINE, by FRANCES E. NEWTON, a feminist Christian missionary, radical, and controversial supporter of Palestinian rights.

    Published by Coldharbour Press, Wrotham, England, 1948. First edition.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 6.5x8.5 inches (13.5x21.5 cm), 328 pages.

    GOOD condition, cover corner tips are bumped, spine is sunned and the spine titling has faded away, the front cover gilt is faded but present; internally very nice, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    Interesting ASSOCIATIONS. Previously owned by Retha E. Breeze who lived at 36 Rue 7,

    Maadi, Egypt. Her name and Egypt address are written on the front free endpaper. Nice that a woman living in Egypt owned this book! Subsequently…

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    FIFTY YEARS IN PALESTINE, by FRANCES E. NEWTON, a feminist Christian missionary, radical, and controversial supporter of Palestinian rights.

    Published by Coldharbour Press, Wrotham, England, 1948. First edition.

    Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 6.5x8.5 inches (13.5x21.5 cm), 328 pages.

    GOOD condition, cover corner tips are bumped, spine is sunned and the spine titling has faded away, the front cover gilt is faded but present; internally very nice, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    Interesting ASSOCIATIONS. Previously owned by Retha E. Breeze who lived at 36 Rue 7,

    Maadi, Egypt. Her name and Egypt address are written on the front free endpaper. Nice that a woman living in Egypt owned this book! Subsequently owned by GEORGE W. SOUTHWICK, a noted collector of theological books, with his signature on the front pastedown.

    About FRANCES E. NEWTON (from Wikipedia):

    ******Frances Emily Newton, b.1871 d.1955, was an English missionary who lived and worked in Palestine from 1889 until 1938, the last 18 years of which saw the country under British rule. She became Dame of Justice of the Venerable Order of Saint John in 1930, and was a member of the Palestine Women's Council, a consultative committee that advised the British on matters affecting women and children. She was said to have "the exterior of an English woman and the mind of a Palestinian".

    She was a founding member and honorary secretary of the Palestine Information Centre, referred to by the British Arab News Bulletin as the "first office to put the Arab view before the British public." Described by Norman Bentwich, the first Attorney General of Mandatory Palestine, as "incurably anti Jewish ... and a principal supporter of the Arab cause". She also founded the Anglo-Arab Friendship Committee in 1946, with the aim of opposing Zionism.

    Living on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Newton became known as someone willing to document acts of violence against Arabs suspected of opposing British rule. She found herself in trouble in 1938 after publishing two pamphlets, Punitive Methods in Palestine, which accused the British of atrocities, and Searchlight on Palestine: Fair Play or Terrorist Methods, which supported the 1936-1939 Arab revolt. The British issued an exclusion order and she was deported in October 1938. The exclusion order was lifted in 1943. Frances E. Newton died in Chelsea of a heart attack in 1955.******

    About GEORGE W. SOUTHWICK (from the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center website):

    ******George W. Southwick, b.1918 d.2006, was a well known figure in Pentecostal churches in Southern California. He was a Bible teacher and noted collector of theological books and periodicals. Southwick's collection consisted of 4,000 books, as well as numerous periodicals, tracts, pamphlets, photographs, and other archival materials, much of it quite rare. After his death, his family gave the collection Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center "FPHC". This important collection includes many publications that are not otherwise accessible to researchers.******

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  • Scarce 1969 Vietnam War Protest Zine - APRIL THRID MOVEMENT - Stanford University Occupy - DECLASSIFIED By Authority of The People Scarce 1969 Vietnam War Protest Zine - APRIL THRID MOVEMENT - Stanford University Occupy - DECLASSIFIED By Authority of The People

    DECLASSIFIED: By Authority of the People. Volume I, Number 5.

    April 14, 1969. Published in the Applied Electronics Laboratories, Stanford, California. This RARE ORIGINAL ISSUE was Printed on AEL Presses During the Nine-day Occupation. 8.5" x 11", Original Stanford Electronics Laboratories letterhead, side staple bound, 8 pages. "Declassified" began with the occupation of the Applied Electronics Laboratories (AEL). Printed between April 10 and May 12, the first issue was called "Unclassified", with subsequent issues titled "Declassified". On April 3, 1969 Stanford University students formed a coalition to take action against Vietnam War related research at Stanford. Backing up their demands with more direct action, they seized the Applied Electronics Laboratory on April 9, vowing to hold it until the administration…

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    DECLASSIFIED: By Authority of the People. Volume I, Number 5.

    April 14, 1969. Published in the Applied Electronics Laboratories, Stanford, California. This RARE ORIGINAL ISSUE was Printed on AEL Presses During the Nine-day Occupation. 8.5" x 11", Original Stanford Electronics Laboratories letterhead, side staple bound, 8 pages. "Declassified" began with the occupation of the Applied Electronics Laboratories (AEL). Printed between April 10 and May 12, the first issue was called "Unclassified", with subsequent issues titled "Declassified". On April 3, 1969 Stanford University students formed a coalition to take action against Vietnam War related research at Stanford. Backing up their demands with more direct action, they seized the Applied Electronics Laboratory on April 9, vowing to hold it until the administration capitulated. This nine-day sit-in at AEL, known as "The April Third Movement" ultimately brought an end to Stanford's secret military research. The students turned the laboratory printshop into an underground press distributing "Declassified" and other sensational exposés on AEL and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). They managed to hold out for nine days until Stanford's president threatened to suspend them. Stanford Electronics Laboratories (SEL), part of SRI, had been running CIA sponsored electronic communications and surveillance research and other classified war contracts for the armed services. The April Third Movement was part of a national youth movement on university campuses across America - the Stanford students were successful in eliminating classified research at Stanford and contributing to the protests that ended the Vietnam War. This Rare Original Document is in GOOD CONDITION: Complete as issued. Just light wear, and stiff vertical/horizontal creasing affecting all the pages, from having been folded into quarters, otherwise bright, clean, and unmarked.

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