Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

Illustrations

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p. vii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

First, we thank Katherine Roberts for caring for the journal for more than twenty years in her friend’s honor. Together with Jesse Diamond, Kathy brought the journal to the University of Massachusetts’s Healey Library in 1997, believing that Carol would have supported the Archives and Special Collections Department’s mission of serving as a repository for research...

Notes on the Transcription

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p. xi

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Introduction

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pp. xiii-xlv

In the fall of 1967, Carol Cohen McEldowney, a twenty-four-year-old community organizer living in Cleveland, Ohio, embarked on a journey that few Americans would dare to take. Amidst a climate of growing domestic unrest and international turmoil, McEldowney traveled illegally to North Vietnam. As the Johnson administration sank the United States deeper into...

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European Preparations and the Journey to Hanoi,September 9–29, 1967

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pp. 3-20

9 September 1967, I think, was the date we learned about the Hanoi trip. By the evening of the 11th selections were formalized, and the following people were to go1: Tom Hayden, Vivian Rothstein, Rennie Davis, John Brown, John Wilson, Myself, Bob Allen...

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Hanoi, September 29–October 17, 1967

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pp. 21-115

From the air could see many lights over the city—I was surprised. Also the bridge over the Red River which was bombed while the DRV delegation was en route to Prague and still not completely repaired. Therefore we came to the city from the airport (where we were greatly welcomed, with flowers and much warmth) on a road (route 5) and then a ferry. A symbolic...

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Reflections and the Journey Home, October 18–November 3

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pp. 117-151

Crazy crazy reactions to leaving Hanoi. Returning to the “Free World”—Laos, what a place, positively invested with an American presence. Immediately I became suspicious of everyone—saw conspiracies all over. And it happened so quickly—2 hours post-Hanoi, when when we arrived at the airport here last night. Varied reactions: genuine confusion about where I am...