Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Catonsville Nine reviewed in The Catholic Worker and the Journal of American History

My book The Catonsville Nine has garnered two positive reviews recently.  Arnold Sparr, writing in The Catholic Worker, noted, "Peters has provided readers with the fullest study to date of the ultra-resistance as it played out, beginning with a single draft board action in eastern Maryland in the spring of 1968. Whatever one may think of the Nine's tactics, Peters's compellingly written book will keep their memory alive."  And in the Journal of American History, David Settje wrote, "Peters has contributed a thorough account of each individual and the events before and after their their ritual napalming of draft records. It is required reading in the growing literature about American religious responses to the Vietnam War."