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Down in My Heart (Northwest Reprints)

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From 1942 to 1945, William Stafford was interned in camps for conscientious objectors in Arkansas and California for his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army.As a pacifist, he worked on conservation projects for Civilian Public Service, an alternative program for young men who refused to participate in World War II. As a writer, he recorded the life he found there: the fellowship within the camps and the antagonism outside them."Down in my Heart" is an account of the relationships among the men in the camps and their day-to-day activities-fighting forest fires, building trails and roads, restoring eroded lands-and their earnest pursuit of a social morality rooted in religious and secular pacifist ideals. In his new introduction to the book, Kim Stafford calls them a "generation of seekers" working full time to "envision a way to avoid the next war."First published in 1947, this "peace relic," as William Stafford later called his first book, offers a rich glimpse into a little-known aspect of the war and a fascinating look at the formative years of a major American poet.

Synopsis:

From 1942 to 1945, William Stafford was interned in camps for conscientious objectors for his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Stafford's memoir of these years offers a rich glimpse into a little-known aspect of the war and a fascinating look at the formative years of a major American poet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870714306
Introduction:
Stafford, Kim
Author:
Stafford, Kim
Author:
Stafford, William
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Location:
Corvallis, Or. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Conscientious objectors
Subject:
Stafford, William
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Northwest Reprints (Paperback)
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.52x5.56x.34 in. .36 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From 1942 to 1945, William Stafford was interned in camps for conscientious objectors for his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Stafford's memoir of these years offers a rich glimpse into a little-known aspect of the war and a fascinating look at the formative years of a major American poet.
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