Bill Zimmerman put his life at risk for the greater social good when he smuggled medicines to the front lines in North Vietnam and spent time filming in Hanoi under U.S. bombardment. In his extraordinary political memoir, he takes us into the hearts and minds of those making the social revolution of the sixties. Zimmerman—who crossed paths with political organizers and activists like Abbie Hoffman, Daniel Ellsberg, César Chávez, Jane Fonda, and Tom Hayden—captures a groundbreaking zeitgeist that irrevocably changed the world as we knew it.
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Bill Zimmerman, who holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Chicago, is one of the nation’s most experienced political consultants. As cofounder of the leading consulting firm Zimmerman & Markman, whose work for ballot initiatives and for organizations… More about Bill Zimmerman
“As thrilling as any true-life thriller. . . . At a time when journalists persist in judging the Occupy movement by its easily visible signs and accomplishments of the past hundred days, Troublemaker is a useful reminder of how much of a social movement takes place in a profusion of lives, under the surface, among the unfamous.” —Todd Gitlin, The New Republic
“A well-written, passionate story of a personal journey through the Vietnam protest era, and a valuable model for progressive activists of our own time.” —The Nation
“Remarkable. . . . Activists today will want to read this inspiring story.” —Wes Boyd, Co-founder of MoveOn.org