THE TRIAL OF THE CANTONSVILLE NINE

Boston: Beacon Press, (1970). First edition. 8vo, pp. 123. A very good copy in price clipped, little worn dj, bookplate. A very good copy. Scarce early book of war resistance. Item #59774

Berrigan served eighteen months in Danbury prison for his activities in resisting the Vietman War. He and his brother Philip were for a time on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for involvement in antiwar protests during the Vietnam war and committing acts of vandalism including destroying government property in recruiting offices. Berrigan won the Lamont Prize for his book of poems, Time Without Number. He manufactured homemade napalm and, with eight other Catholic protesters, used it to destroy 378 draft files in the parking lot of the Catonsville, Maryland, draft board on May 17, 1968. This group came to be known as the Catonsville Nine. Berrigan was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison,] but went into hiding with the help of fellow radicals prior to imprisonment. While on the run, Berrigan was interviewed for Lee Lockwood's documentary The Holy Outlaw. The FBI apprehended him at the home of William Stringfellow and sent him to prison. He was released in 1972.

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