Norman Mailer on LBJ. Norman MAILER.

Norman Mailer on LBJ.

Toronto: Student Union for Peace Action, [1965]. Paperback. 4to (8½" X 11"). (10pp). Six sheets, stapled at upper left. Very good. Single original horizontal fold (as issued). Item #47538

Nice copy of this crude mimeographed speech, with cover sheet mimeographed in red. Title leaf notes, "Norman Mailer delivered this speech at a Tech-In at the University of California at Berkeley in May, 1965." This teach-in, a form of Vietnam War protest, was among the earliest and was the largest. Organized by Jerry Rubin's just-formed Vietname Day Committee, it was held May 21-22 and drew around 30,000 listeners. Speakers included not only Mailer, but Benjamin Spock, Dick Gregory, Alan Watts, I.F. Stone and other notable protest figures and "influencers" of the day. Mailer's anti-Vietnam War views were well known, and in this speech he attacks President Johnson's handling of the war from many angles. This speech was published in issue #60 (June 1965) of "The Realist" -- whether this obscure production from a student group 2600 miles distant came before or after has not been determined. Quite scarce, quite interesting -- and excellent condition for such a homespun production.

Price: $95.00

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