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The Resource Rebel mother : my childhood chasing the revolution, Peter Andreas

Rebel mother : my childhood chasing the revolution, Peter Andreas

Label
Rebel mother : my childhood chasing the revolution
Title
Rebel mother
Title remainder
my childhood chasing the revolution
Statement of responsibility
Peter Andreas
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The adventure tale and intimate true story of a boy on the run with his mother, a housewife turned radical who kidnapped her son and set off for South America in search of the revolution. Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went, even kidnapping him and running off to South America after his straitlaced father won a long and bitter custody fight. They were chasing the revolution together, though the more they chased it the more distant it became. They battled the bad "isms" (sexism, imperialism, capitalism, fascism, consumerism), and fought for the good "isms" (feminism, socialism, communism, egalitarianism). They were constantly running, moving, hiding. Between the ages of five and eleven, Peter attended more than a dozen schools and lived in more than a dozen homes, moving from the comfortably bland suburbs of Detroit to a hippie commune in Berkeley to a socialist collective farm in pre-military coup Chile to highland villages and coastal shantytowns in Peru. When they secretly returned to America they settled down clandestinely in Denver, where his mother changed her name to hide from his father. This is an extraordinary account of a deep mother-son bond and the joy and toll of growing up with a radical mother in a radical age. Andreas is an insightful and candid narrator whose unforgettable memoir gives new meaning to the old saying, 'the personal is political.'"--Provided by publisher
  • "Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went."--Jacket flap
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Andreas, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Andreas, Carol
  • Andreas, Peter
  • Women revolutionaries
  • Mothers and sons
  • Women political activists
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • College teachers
  • Radicalism
  • Mothers and sons
  • Parental kidnapping
  • Communists
  • Feminists
Label
Rebel mother : my childhood chasing the revolution, Peter Andreas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaving. Carol and Carl ; Separation ; Berkeley -- Chile. From Guayaquil to Santiago ; Renaico ; Just passing through ; Back to the farm ; El Golpe ; To Buenos Aires -- Peru. Jauja ; Ocopilla ; Passing the hat ; Piojos ; Was Jesus a revolutionary? ; Ataura -- Visiting America. Christmas '74 ; the wait ; The trial -- Return to Peru. Kidnapped ; Comas ; Animal house ; A dangerous place ; Huertas -- Mile-high hideout. South Bannock Street ; Lesbians will lead the revolution ; Don't vote! ; Playing hooky ; Gun crazy -- Teen years. Stealing from the rich ; the bout ; Surfacing ; The science report ; Tourists ; Baker's dozen ; Saving Raul ; Fitting in ; "Let's put a pencil to it" -- Epilogue. Defection ; "Where are the students studying Mao and Lenin?" ; Chasing rainbows
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9781501124426
Lccn
2016059214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979421632
  • (OCoLC)ocn979421632
  • 883037
Label
Rebel mother : my childhood chasing the revolution, Peter Andreas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leaving. Carol and Carl ; Separation ; Berkeley -- Chile. From Guayaquil to Santiago ; Renaico ; Just passing through ; Back to the farm ; El Golpe ; To Buenos Aires -- Peru. Jauja ; Ocopilla ; Passing the hat ; Piojos ; Was Jesus a revolutionary? ; Ataura -- Visiting America. Christmas '74 ; the wait ; The trial -- Return to Peru. Kidnapped ; Comas ; Animal house ; A dangerous place ; Huertas -- Mile-high hideout. South Bannock Street ; Lesbians will lead the revolution ; Don't vote! ; Playing hooky ; Gun crazy -- Teen years. Stealing from the rich ; the bout ; Surfacing ; The science report ; Tourists ; Baker's dozen ; Saving Raul ; Fitting in ; "Let's put a pencil to it" -- Epilogue. Defection ; "Where are the students studying Mao and Lenin?" ; Chasing rainbows
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 322 pages
Isbn
9781501124426
Lccn
2016059214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)979421632
  • (OCoLC)ocn979421632
  • 883037

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