WHIPLASH When the Vietnam War rolled a hand grenade into the Animal House
From the screenwriter of
The River Wild, comes a survival saga of a different kind: A coming-of-age account of his senior year at Dartmouth College... a time when the reinstatement of the draft lottery made his class of 1970 the first since WW II to graduate with a diploma -- and a draft number.
ABOUT THE BOOK The 60's are back with a vengeance – —
1969 - 1970 is the climactic finale to a tumultuous decade stuck between the free love of Woodstock,
and the national nightmare at Kent State. Senior Danny O'Shea, his two roommates, and their band of
Dartmouth fraternity brothers confront a year of living dangerously when their draft numbers are drawn,
and their road trip culture runs head-on into the specter of Vietnam.
Love, sex & beer, staples of those coming-of-age years, are joined by protests, body bags and fear.
The universal - usually joyful - rites of college abruptly become a deeper, darker journey.
The soundtrack shifts from Otis Redding's laid back Do
ck of the Bay, to Country Joe McDonald's
seminal 60's protest song: " Well it's one, two, three, what are we fighting for..."
For those who drew a low draft number, they were fighting for their lives.
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Wonder what your draft lottery number would have been if you were 18 to 26 years of age in the U.S. on December 1st, 1969?
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December 1st, 1969 The Night of the Draft Lottery
Four friends reminisce about the way it was... the night that Uncle Sam came calling.
Once Upon a Time in Photos
The Man ( and Women ) of Heorot House
Mead Hall Men ( Anumal House Mode)
Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture
The Dean on the Steps of Parkhurst
Protestors Begin Taken to jail
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