Books: War Stories REUNION: A MEMOIR

by Tom Hayden Random House; 560 pages; $22.50

Like military commanders following a major war, radical survivors of the embattled 1960s have been emerging from their bunkers to tell it like it really was. The latest is Tom Hayden, 48, who rose to New Left prominence as the drafter of the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the Magna Charta of the Students for a Democratic Society. Hayden appears to have been something of a crisis junkie, getting adrenaline fixes in confrontations with authority's billy clubs and tear-gas canisters in the Mississippi Delta and Newark, at Columbia and Berkeley. He acquired national notoriety as a demonstration leader at the ill-fated Democratic...

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