Journals Higher Education

$34.95

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27 August 2009

544 Pages | 10 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195182934


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Freedom's Orator

Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s

Robert Cohen

Here is the first biography of Mario Savio, the brilliant leader of Berkeley's Free Speech Movement, the largest and most disruptive student rebellion in American history. Drawing upon previously unavailable Savio papers, as well as oral histories from friends and fellow movement leaders, Freedom's Orator illuminates Mario's egalitarian leadership style, his remarkable eloquence, and the many ways he embodied the idealism of the 1960s. The book also narrates, for the first time, his second phase of activism and includes a generous selection of Savio's speeches.

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