No One Was Killed : The Democratic National Convention, August 1968

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  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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While other writers contemplated the events of the 1968 Chicago riots from the safety of their hotel rooms, John Schultz was in the city streets, being threatened by police, choking on tear gas, and listening to all the rage, fear, and confusion around him. The result,No One Was Killed, is his account of the contradictions and chaos of convention week, the adrenalin, the sense of drama and history, and how the mainstream press was getting it all wrong."A more valuable factual record of events than the city's white paper, the Walker Report, and Theodore B. White'sMaking of a Presidentcombined."Book Week"As a reporter making distinctions between Yippie, hippie, New Leftist, McCarthyite, police, and National Guard, Schultz is perceptive; he excels in describing such diverse personalities as Julian Bond and Eugene McCarthy."Library Journal"High on my short list of true, lasting, inspired evocations of those whacked-out days when the country was fighting a phantasmagorical war (with real corpses), and police under orders were beating up demonstrators who looked at them funny."Todd Gitlin, from the foreword

Author Biography

John Schultz is professor emeritus of fiction writing and a member of the graduate faculty in fiction writing at Columbia College in Chicago. He is the author of The Chicago Conspiracy Trial, also published by the University of Chicago Press.



Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introduction to Confrontationp. 1
I Am Here in Lincoln Park/Wednesday Midnight
Confrontation Attitudes
The Week Before the Convention: Preparatory Confrontationsp. 32
Julian Bond Meets the Governor of New Jersey
Cops and Media Watch Over the Festival of Life
Platform Committee, Hale Boggs Presiding, Faces the Nation
Sunday: Overthrowp. 68
Chicago: The Prague of the West
McCarthy Arrives and Innocence Waits on the Hilton Stairs
Music in Lincoln Park/Invocation
Sunday Night/Overthrow
Monday: The Beast and the Huntp. 94
Grant Park: Boys Capture Union General
Lincoln Park: The Barricade
Grant Park: Awakening in Front of the Hilton
The Ritual and the Hunt
Tuesday: The Demands of Revolutionp. 131
McCarthy Meets California
Lincoln Park Citizens Meet Their Police Commander
World War II Vets Meet War Resisters
LBJ Birthday Party and Anti-Birthday Party
Attack at the Foot of the Cross
Demonstrators Meet Guardsmen Brothers
Wednesday: Warp. 163
Vietnam War Plank
The Battle at the Bandshell
The Battle at Michigan and Balbo
Battles in the Loop and Lincoln Park
The Nation Faces the Demonstrators
Thursday: Exilep. 219
McCarthy Speaks and Speaks Again
To the Amphitheatre
War Games
Fridayp. 276
McCarthy Headquarters Attacked
In the Months Afterwardp. 280
When the Game Changes
Afterword, 2008p. 301
Acknowledgementsp. 308
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