Chapter 1
Lenny Siegel grows up in Southern California as an activist, primed to study physics at Stanford University.
On Civil Disobedience
In researching this book, I learned that Joan Baez’s first act of civil disobedience was refusing, in French class, to take part in a nuclear war drill. Her action was a few years earlier than mine.
Of War and Music
A traditional folk song cited in this book was the source of Pete Seeger’s anti-war melody, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?