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By Susan Rosenberg

ISBN-10: 0806533048

ISBN-13: 9780806533049

On a November evening in 1984, Susan Rosenberg sat within the passenger seat of a U-Haul because it swerved alongside the recent Jersey Turnpike. on the wheel used to be a fellow political activist. within the again have been 740 kilos of dynamite and diverse weapons.

That evening I nonetheless believed with all my middle that what Che Guevara had stated approximately revolutionaries being influenced via love was once actual. I additionally believed that our executive governed the realm by means of strength and that it was once essential to oppose it with strength.

Raised on ny City's higher West facet, Rosenberg were politically lively when you consider that highschool, serious about the black liberation move and protesting repressive U.S. regulations all over the world and right here at domestic. At twenty-nine, she was once at the FBI's such a lot sought after record. whereas unloading the U-Haul at a garage facility, Rosenberg was once arrested and sentenced to an remarkable fifty eight years for ownership of guns and explosives.

I couldn't see the lengthy distance I had traveled from my dedication to justice and equality to stockpiling weapons and dynamite. since may take years.

Rosenberg served 16 years in a few of the worst maximum-security prisons within the usa ahead of being pardoned through President Clinton as he left workplace in 2001. Now, in a narrative that's either a strong memoir and a profound indictment of the U.S. criminal procedure, Rosenberg recounts her trip from the impassioned idealism of the Nineteen Sixties to lifestyles as a political prisoner in her personal state, subjected to dehumanizing therapy, but touched by means of moments of grace and team spirit. Candid and eloquent, An American Radical unearths the girl in the back of the controversy--and displays America's turbulent coming-of-age over the last part century.

Since her unlock from legal in 2001, Susan Rosenberg has been a speaker, educator, and lecturer to teens, graduate scholars, and people fascinated about the problems of ladies in felony, political prisoners, felony reform and social justice activism. She has lectured on those themes at Stanford legislations institution, Yale collage legislations tuition, Columbia college tuition of Human Rights, Rutgers college, Brown collage division of African American experiences, big apple collage division of Women's and criminal experiences, college of Massachusetts division of criminal experiences, collage of Michigan, Georgia kingdom college legislation college, CUNY Graduate heart, and Washington college tuition of legislations. additionally, she has participated in felony reform, women's reports and criminal meetings round the state.

Since 2004, Rosenberg has served because the director of communications at a faith-based human rights association operating to relieve poverty, starvation and illness within the constructing global.

Rosenberg got an M.A. in Writing from Antioch collage whereas in felony, in addition to taking graduate classes in inventive and expository writing from the college of Iowa. She is an award-winning member of PEN (Poets, Essayists and Novelists) and a member of the PEN legal Writing Committee. For the final 3 years she has been on panels on the PEN international Voices competition with globally well-known authors.

She lives in ny urban along with her family.

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