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Author Rosalie Riegle book tour

Author Rosalie Riegle book tour

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:00pm

Author Rosalie Riegle "Crossing the Line" and "Doing Time for Peace" book tour

It is with great joy that the DMCW will host author Rosalie Riegle at the Dingman CW House Wed. April 24th as part of her nation wide book tour. Rosalie is the 'Stud Terkel' of the Catholic Worker movement.

Her two previously published books; "Voices from the Catholic Worker" in 1993, a 600 page oral histories of CW communities up to the 1980s and "Dorothy Day: Portraits by Those Who Knew Her" in 2003, a 200 plus page of interviews of people who knew Dorothy Day personally, established Rosalie's oral historian credentials.

Now comes two more books, ten years in the making; "Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace" (Wipf and Stock, 2013) and "Doing Time: Resistance, Family, and Community" (Vanderbilt UP, November, 2012.) These two new books are oral histories of nonviolent resisters and their communities and families that support them.

Combine, both books have 150 interviews ranging from World War II up to the present and including well known peace activists, Catholic Workers, Plowshares activists and others involved in campaigns such as the Trident Nuclear Submarine blockade and the School of the Americas.

The headings of chapters help give the scope of the interviews.

Chapter headings in 'Crossing the Line" read: World War II - Lonely Pacifist, American the Beautiful - Protest in the Fifties, Vietnam - The Burning Times, Beating Swords Into Plowshares—United States & Europe, School of the Americas, Behind Bars, Challenge and Change, The Prophet Priests and War Tax Resistance.

In "Doing Time For Peace" they read: Pre-cursors to the Plowshares Movement - World War II / The Fifties / Vietnam, The Berrigans and Jonah House, Beating Swords Into Plowshares, Plowshares Communities and Their Actions, Catholic Worker Communities and Resistance, Resisters in Community and Families and After the Millennium.

Do come join us for an evening with Rosalie, talking about her books and the people she interviewed, most of them members of our Catholic Worker tribe!

Link to 48 min audio interview with Rosalie Riegle discusses her book..Doing Time For Peace

Links to 3 books reviews:

For more info:

Frank Cordaro

515 282-4781

Phil Berrigan CW House



Dingman Catholic Worker House
1310 7th St.
Des Moines , IA