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Press Release: Schultz, The Chicago Conspiracy Trial

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In 1969, the Chicago Seven were charged with intent to “incite, organize, promote, and encourage” antiwar riots during the Democratic National Convention. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial is an electrifying account of the months-long trial that commanded the attention of a divided nation. John Schultz, on assignment for the Evergreen Review, witnessed the whole trial, from the jury selection to the aftermath of the verdict. His vivid account exposes the raw emotions and judicial corruption that came to define one of the most significant legal events in American history.
“A beautiful, compelling, tear-jerking, mind-boggling book.” —William Burroughs
“A probe into the American conscience.” —David Graber, Los Angeles Times
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