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The best book on the draft is _Chance and Circumstance: The Draft, The War and the Vietnam Generation_ by Lawrence Baskir and William Strauss ( Vintage, 1978). This is the public version of the report of President Ford's Clemency Board, which was continued after Carter's assendency to the Presidency, at Notre Dame under Father Theodore Hesburgh's supervision -- Hesburgh chaired Ford's commission. By taking a couple more years to collect data and do (or finish) an analysis, they have better sociological and demographic materials than just the official (and rushed) report. There is also a classic essay by James Fallows that I would recomment to anyone teaching the draft and all its implications. Can't remember where it was first published; I think it is early 80's. It is a confession about what he understood as he had starved himself into below induction weight while a Harvard Student, and then passed by the "projects" on his bus ride to his army physical (yes, he got out of his obligation because of malnutrition). Of course "malnutrition" was only one strategy. Here in Minnesota we specialized in putting braces on healthy guy's teeth if all else failed. It was one of the over 320 exemptions afterall. Sally Todd Minneapolis Sistersara@aol.com