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In light of the recent discussions about the extent to which the leadership of the movement against the Vietnam War was influenced by "outside" forces, I would like to suggest a recently published book as a good source of anecdotal evidence regarding the leadership of the SDS and Weather Underground movements: Thai Jones, "A Radical Line" (NY: Free Press, 2004). The author's father was a national leader of SDS and the Weather Underground, and his mother was an activist at Columbia and a leader in her own right. While the book provides only a small piece of the overall picture, it is a rich picture - the families on both sides were activists - the father's (Jeff Jones) family background was pacifist - his father "served time" as a conscientious objector in WWII; the mother's (Eleanor Stein) background was communist, her father having been brought before HUAC. Not the typical 1950s upbringing for baby boomers, I would presume. Unsuccessful efforts by Jeff Jones to travel to Hanoi, and the trip by Eleanor Stein to Cuba - for a seminar of sorts on the Vietnamese struggle and propaganda techniques in support of national liberation movements - seem relevant to the discussion that has been taking place on the list-serve in recent weeks. The book is journalistic in style, tone, and method - not a work of history, per se, but certainly a contribution to the "first draft of history" as journalistic efforts are often called. It is well researched and extremely well written. It should add to a more complete understanding of the leadership of the antiwar movement. A disclaimer - I admit to no expertise in this field (my focus is on early 20th century Russian diplomacy), but I found the book enlightening and surprising, and thought it should be mentioned in this context. Carol Taylor University at Albany History Department