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Uncommon Martyrs

How the Berrigans and Others Are Turning Swords Into Plowshares


Fred Wilcox (View Bio)
Hardcover: Addison Wesley, 1991.

In the peacetime of post-Vietnam and pre-Persian Gulf War, the United States was acquiring weapons at an astronomical rate. UNCOMMON MARTYRS tells the fascinating story of the Catholic Plowshares movement, men and women who begged the nation to "beat its swords into plowshares." Faced with complacency, they sacrificed themselves; willingly going to prison for their civil disobedience, these radicals opened the nation's eyes to a covert militarization.