Hear Bob Avakian read from his memoir:

From Ike to Mao… and Beyond:
My Journey from Mainstream America to Revolutionary Communist

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  • Chapter One: Mom and Dad

    Armenia to Fresno to Berkeley … Compassionate, and Determined

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  • Chapter Two: One Nation Under God – a 50’s Boyhood

    Sports … My Sisters … School … Froggy the Gremlin … One Nation Under God … Traffic Boy … I Liked Ike … “Have You No Decency?” … Becoming Aware of Segregation … Family Vacations … The Movies … The Baseball Hat

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  • Chapter Three: The World Begins to Open

    Arbitrary Authority

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  • Chapter Four: High School

    Orientation … “You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are!” … Segregation Within Integration … Clarence, Lonnie - and Larger Forces … Basketball, Football - and Larger Forces … Dating - and Larger Forces … Street Corner Symphonies … Family Clashes … Plato in the Park … Spring Thaw … Getting Free of Religion … Anne Frank … Football … Keeping the “Rep” … Wild Times and Hairy Situations … “He Walks in the Classroom, Cool and Slow” … “A Little Guy, Brimming With Confidence” … The Truck Barn and the Office … Camping in Yosemite, and Then

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  • Chapter Five: Life Interrupted

    “Uh Oh, That's Not Good”—Hospitalized … Friends … Re-Thinking … “And No Birds Sing” … “Now Give Me My Milkshake!” … Most Courageous Athlete—Until … Coaching … Back to Cal and Engaged in the World … The Cuban Missile Crisis: World in the Balance … A Scientific Approach … Turning the Corner

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  • Chapter Six: Your Sons and Your Daughters

    Opening Up… Torn by Kennedy and the Democrats… Into the Student Life… Dylan and “Beatlemania”… New People, New Influences… Malcolm X… Straddling Two Worlds… The Free Speech Movement… Mario Savio… The Assassination of Malcolm X… Deciding about Vietnam… Getting In Deeper

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