Joel D. Eis - Standin' in a Hard Rain (Corte Madera Store)

Joel D. Eis

Standin' in a Hard Rain
The Making of a Revolutionary Life

Corte Madera Store

Sat., April 15, 2023 • 4:00pm PT

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Standin' in a Hard Rain is the fast paced, personal, "boots-on-the-ground," front line account of major events by a dedicated radical in the 1960's (and beyond) who found himself at the table with the planners and out in the street, running from the cops.
It tells the story of how and why an ordinary suburban kid became a committed radical who was with the Freedom Riders in the Deep South, the Strike of '68 at S.F. State University (the longest, most violent student strike in American History) the Draft Resistance with David Harris and Joan Baez, the Grape Strike with Caesar Chavez, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver and the Panthers. Eis says, "I faced a bayonet at my own throat from the National Guard at Berkeley's People's Park. Standin' in a Hard Rain traces the difficult transition after this revolutionary period of a generation trying to do something productive with our lives in a country in which we felt alienated. It ends with me burning my draft card at the age of 73."
“Joel Eis’s memoir reads like Forrest Gump of the 1960’s only its real!”
Will Durst, Columnist, S F Chronicle
“Joel Eis’s Memoir is great to read. It’s a great history lesson. He’s an immediate new literary friend!”
Peter Coyote, Actor, author, Narrator, Ken Burns film on the Vietnam War


Joel D. Eis photo courtesy of the author.



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Standin' in a Hard Rain, The Making of a Revolutionary Life: Lessons from the Last Revolution ... By Joel D. Eis Cover Image
ISBN: 9798218110604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: World Beyond War - November 21st, 2022