They bombed Seattle

Daniel Burton-Rose offers up a fantastic read in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anti-capitalist Underground of the 1970s, a history of the 1970s radical group’s attack on business and government in the Pacific Northwest. He picks through the many elements of the brigade without turning it into a droning recitation of facts. The first half contains detailed descriptions of some of the GJB’s most infamous members and how they hooked up with each other, as well as with the anticapitalist movement. It’s a fantastic source of information without having to read a stack of individual biographies and movement memoirs. The book’s second half documents the acts of the George Jackson Brigade, often putting a big focus on their mistakes. Although some of the chapter titles call out the flubs and flops of the GJB, Burton-Rose demonstrates an extensive knowledge on the subject and provides a great source of information.