Woodstock Nation: A Talk-Rock Album. Abbie Hoffman.

Woodstock Nation: A Talk-Rock Album

New York, NY: Random House/Vintage Books, 1969. First Softcover Printing. Softcover. "Abbie Hoffman, Yippie non-leader, notorious dope addict and up-and-coming rock group (the WHAT), is currently on trial with seven others for conspiracy to incite riot during the Democratic Convention. When he returned from the Woodstock Festival he had five days before leaving for Chicago to prepare for the trial. WOODSTOCK NATION, which the author wrote in longhand while lying upside down, stoned, on the floor of an unused office of the publisher, is the product of those five days..."(from back cover) A 1960s counterculture classic by Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989), the anarchist-Yippie firebrand who exemplified the decade. Hoffman rants & raves about the infamous conspiracy trial in the wake of the mayhem at the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago; marijuana martyr John Sinclair; the Woodstock Festival which had just occurred the year of publication (1969) & more. The loud, kaleidoscopic graphics & format of this book epitomize the era as it crested & began to ebb. This is the first softcover edition, stated first printing, apparently issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition. A fundamental relic & an essential collectible. In fine, relatively better than usual condition with only very light rubbing & creasing of front, back covers & esp. spine & spine edges; tiny bumps at all corners of same esp. lower right corner of front cover. Interior very fine. Fine. [Item #2445]

Price: $50.00