The Book Of Ammon

The Book Of Ammon #2019

The Book Of Ammon Ammon Hennacy was born July in Negley Ohio His formal education consisted of one year each at three institutions Hiram College in Ohio University of Wisconsin and Ohio State Un
  • Title: The Book Of Ammon
  • Author: Ammon Hennacy Steve Allen Dorothy Day
  • ISBN: 9781879175143
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ammon Hennacy was born July 24, 1893 in Negley, Ohio His formal education consisted of one year each at three institutions Hiram College in Ohio 1913 , University of Wisconsin 1914 , and Ohio State University 1915 With the outbreak of World War I he refused to register for military service and consequently served two years in the U.S Federal Penitentiary in AtlantaAmmon Hennacy was born July 24, 1893 in Negley, Ohio His formal education consisted of one year each at three institutions Hiram College in Ohio 1913 , University of Wisconsin 1914 , and Ohio State University 1915 With the outbreak of World War I he refused to register for military service and consequently served two years in the U.S Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia In 1919 he married common law In 1921 he and his wife hiked throughout the forty eight contiguous states Between 1925 1929 he purchased a farm and became the father of two children In 1931 he engaged in social work in Milwaukee There he organized one of the first social workers unions With the coming of World War II he again refused to register for the draft Between 1942 and 1953 he worked as a migrant laborer in the Southwest He became baptized into the Roman Catholic Church in 1952 by an anarchist priest Between 1953 and 1961 he was an associate editor of the Catholic Worker, located in the Bowery area of New York City His picketing activities included annual air raid drill protests in New York City between 1955 and 1961 He also expressed protest against war preparation by picketing the Atomic Energy Commission at Las Vegas 1957 , Cape Kennedy 1958 , Washington, DC 1958 , and Mead Field in Omaha 1959 In 1961 he organized and directed the Joe Hill House of Hospitality in remembrance of the martyrdom of Joe Hill While in Utah he was involved in picketing and fasting protests against scheduled executions of condemned prisoners at the State Prison, fasting on various occasions for periods ranging from 12 to 45 consecutive days In 1965 he married Joan Thomas, and formally left the Catholic Church From that time on he wished to be known as a non church Christian In 1968 he was forced to close his fourth Joe Hill House, and from then on he devoted himself to his writing At the same time, he continued to picket and fast against scheduled executions and payment of taxes for war Shortly after the publication of his book, The One Man Revolution in America, he suffered a heart attack while picketing for Lance and Kelback, two convicted murderers scheduled to be executed He died six days later, on January 14, 1970 Joan Thomas, widow of Ammon Hennacy
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    Reading this book isn t a bit like reading Mother Jones or Reason or watching a Michael Moore documentary or reading 99% of the political blogs out there It s no expos of the evils They are perpetrating, but instead it s the story of one man who is trying to turn his back on those evils and start walking the other way The challenge Ammon Hennacy makes is not to the system or the government or to any particular politicians or evildoers, but to those of us who read his words and who haven t turned [...]

    One of my personal spiritual heroes Look him up on Wiki Ammon was a contemporary of Dorothy Day, a Christian Anarchist, and a man who practiced what he preached as closely as any mere mortal you might read about He was a war resister during WWI and was a day laborer his whole life But he is a man, so there s just a little bit about the wife and kids that he left behind to practice what he preached He didn t abandon them, but I m always miffed when I read about someone who I admire and there are [...]

    There were some gems here and there, but overall I found the book to mostly be a collection of long rants and ramblings of Ammon Hennacy, many of which I had a hard time agreeing with or even making sense of Hennacy did some great things in his life, and helped many people, but in the end I found it depressing that he seemed to have gone from a revolutionary worker struggling for substantive change to an individualist that could help people here and there, but had no realistic solutions to the w [...]

    I wanted to read this book because it was about a man who acted on his conscience He was strongly against supporting any war, either personally or through paying taxes, so he refused to register for the draft or pay income tax He also picketted against the death penalty, and as you can imagine, this got him into a lot of personal confrontations as well as jail from time to time.I respect him for his stands even though I would not go nearly as far as he did Most people didn t, and wouldn t becaus [...]

    At times this is a didactic volume giving instruction on anarchism, pacifism and non church Christianity At times, it is a travel diary It is largely valuable for being a case study in how to live, to paraphrase Hennacy himself, in the assurance that while you won t change the world it damned sure won t change you.Chapter 18 offers the most concise answers for what Hennacy thinks on a variety of topics and is arranged as a question and answer session No doubt, these were questions lobbed his way [...]

    A fantastically unique autobiography in astounding if not a little excessive detail.Ammon Hennacy was one of the world s few self defined and thoroughly devoted Catholic Anarchists He lived during the beginning of the 20th century, his spiritual politics understood by very few at the time One of these few was Dorothy Day, the co creator of the Catholic Worker movement.He was known for his Gandhian approach to politics and his conscientious refusal to pay taxes.

    I may be reading this book forever.update finished This book was clearly published unedited Lots of interesting tidbits if you wade through it all, but I don t recommend it I think I learned about Ammon Hennacy in the brief excerpt he includes from Dorothy Day s book towards the end, than in the rest of the book combined.

    Inspirational story of Ammon Hennacy, an anarchist associated with the catholic worker movement Lots of interesting stories and moments Recommended for activists who aren t afraid of the word anarchism.

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