Today, May 1, is the forty-fifth anniversary of the start of four days of chaos leading to the killing by National Guardsmen of four students at Kent State University. Ignited by a prior evening prime-time broadcast by President Nixon, three significant events occurred at Kent on this day. Protesters buried a copy of the Constitution on the Commons, the Black United Students rallied on front campus (warned blacks to avoid the expected turmoil of the next few days… no need to have fingers pointed at blacks) and rioting erupted in the student tavern section of downtown Kent followed by police use of teargas to disperse students on East Main Street near the front campus gate.
THE BLANKET HILL INSURGENCY, a novel, is now offered through Kindle at a 61% discount special of $1.99 (FREE for Kindle Unlimited). Follow young adults, students and soldiers, as an emerging culture clashes with established values. Relive the days when traditional pastimes and concerns yield to US engagement in Southeast Asia. The campus traditions of Homecoming, building relationships and studies give way to the burning of draft cards, fleeing to Canada and altercations with authority. Although historical, this work encompasses romance, tragedy, military and literary fiction genres. http://amazon.com/dp/B00UAO66WW
What do others think of this work? The following are snippets from reader reviews publisher on Amazon:
“The author, Terry Wilson, gave me a perspective that will have lasting memories for me. I was like many who got their information from the media, which did not explain the human emotions and internal conflicts leading up to the events on Blanket Hill at Kent University…” James Hogan.
“…Unlike too many authors, Terry Wilson Does Not over play a single card. Instead of rushing in and painting epic, romanticized tales of the 60s, he tells his tale simply and with great honesty. It is a story worth telling, worth reminding us all of, and a story that would have been diminished if told in any other way…” Susan Ward
“…For those of us in college during this time, Wilson’s story will definitely resonate and bring back memories filed away over the past 45-50 years. For those born after the ’60s, it will give insight into the life that many of their parents experienced. I highly recommend this book.” L.R. Brown
“Terry Wilson has written a very compelling story here; it is fictional but it really is truth masked in a fictional costume…” Kenneth Wilkins
“This story shows what college life was like in the late 60’s and early 1970’s, as society was changing. It brings out the influences that began to question all the values which were once taken for granted, such as the Pill and the Vietnam War… …The nice thing about it is it does it without taking a stance of right or wrong on many of the differences between others. That is a refreshing change since it allows the reader to make their own choice of how to perceive it…” Jerrie Brock
“Terry Wilson has done a fantastic job capturing the cultural shift of young adults who lived during the Vietnam era. He describes the juxtaposition of a God fearing, rule-following, typical Midwestern college student, within the context of society’s rapid shift to the anti-war movement in the late 60’s. There is a slow, relentless buildup of tension as the book marches towards the Kent State tragedy, as well as to tragedies in Vietnam…” Melissa