Fugitive Days by Bill Ayers
A Memoir

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Bill Ayers was born in privilege and is today a highly respected educator and community activist. For ten years, he lived as a fugitive. Ayers's story of how a young pacifist came to help found one of the most radical political organizations in U.S. history is told here with amazing candor and immediacy.
 

About Bill Ayers

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William Ayers is a long-time teacher and activist, award-winning education writer and reformer, and professor at the University of Illinois. He and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, live in Chicago.
 
Published September 10, 2001 by Beacon Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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An overblown yet oddly sketchy memoir recalling Ayers's days in the Weather Underground.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Fugitive Days: A Memoir

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Bill Ayers, a former member of the Weathermen high command, has written a maddeningly evasive memoir.

Sep 30 2001 | Read Full Review of Fugitive Days: A Memoir

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"Memory is a motherfucker," begins 1960s-era political activist and Weather Underground member Ayers, who went underground with several comrades after their co-conspirators' bomb accide

Jun 11 2001 | Read Full Review of Fugitive Days: A Memoir

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