My Whirlwind Lives

Navigating Decades of Storms

A Political Memoir & Manifesto by Dee Knight

from Guernica World Editions, June 2022

Our recent storms didn’t start in 2020 or 2016. They started decades ago in the 1960s – a whirlwind of threatened nuclear catastrophe, then police dogs and rednecks terrorizing civil rights marchers down south, then Vietnamese children fleeing from napalm flames.Then draft notices to go to Vietnam to “fight commies.” A small town boy started by supporting rightist Goldwater against the“peace candidate” Johnson, but rapidly changed in the face of the civil rights and anti-war movements, and started a quest that hasn’t ended yet.

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My Whirlwind Lives: Navigating Decades of Storms
A Political Memoir & Manifesto by Dee Knight

Two military resister reviews of “My Whirlwind Lives”

Two friends I’ve never met in person but feel I’ve known for decades, wrote of their own experiences of resistance, and how they found them reflected in My Whirlwind Lives. “The Wages of Exile: American War Resisters in Canada,” by Rick Ayers, appeared in Hollywood...

From Goldwater to the Green New Deal

This political journey would go from marching to exile; from exile to organizing resistance to the draft to organizing draft resisters in Canada and Europe... a personal testimony from a human who has dedicated his life to a more just world.

Vital analysis of 20th century history and 21st century reality

By Richard Lemm Dee Knight’s “political memoir and manifesto” My Whirlwind Lives, with a central focus on the long struggle to win universal amnesty for Vietnam era draft dodgers and military deserters, has several outstanding virtues. First, it is a valuable...

Author Bio

An editor of Amex-Canada (The American Exile/Expatriate in Canada) from 1969 to 1974, Dee Knight helped organize the National Council for Universal Unconditional Amnesty (NCUUA) from 1973 to ’77. Following decades of anti-imperialist activism, he is now a member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), and serves on the DSA International Committee’s Anti-War subcommittee.

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Non fiction | Political Manifesto
PUB. DATE: June 1, 2022
SIZE: 9 x 6 / PAGES: 206
PRICE: $20.00 cad / $17.95 us
ISBN: 9781771837200

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