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Student Name Ms. Kent ENGL 1023 Due Date Source Summaries Davies, Peter. The Truth about Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience . New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1973. Davies uses not only words, but pictures as well to show what he believes really happened at Kent State University on May 4, 1970. It came about from the National Council of Churches who was trying to provide comfort for those families of the Kent State victims. While Davies opinion is greatly negative towards the actions of the guards, there is much information provided to back his opinion up. Not only is May 4 discussed, but the actions in days before show how the National Guard was preparing for something big. Harwood, Richard and Johnson, Haynes. “Ohio Guardsmen Kill 4 Students: 11 Hurt In Battle at Kent; Troops Say They Returned Sniper Fire.” The Washington Post . 5 May. 1970: A1,A7. Both authors come together to provide a fact filled article from several different
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Unformatted text preview: sources. With the infamous Pulitzer Prize winning picture gracing the front page, the reader is soon drawn in to understand what went wrong. With immediate coverage, not all statements could be exact facts, however, at the press time; these facts were all that could have been known. Kifner, John. “4 Kent State Students Killed by Troops: 8 Hurt as Shooting Follows Reported Sniping at Rally.” The New York Times . 5 May. 1970: 1,17. Just as in the Washington Post article, this one contains the Pulitzer Prize winning picture on the front page along with the article. However, the article is somewhat lacking compared to that mentioned above. The one thing worth mentioning is the attention paid to President Richard Nixon’s statement when Washington got word of the massacre. This article focus is mainly on that of the student’s interests....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ENG 1021 taught by Professor Kent during the Spring '08 term at Texas Woman's University.

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