Fritz Efaw, fugitive from justice, draft resister, and erstwhile enemy of the people, was finally coming home; and he was coming because he'd been elected to attend the Democratic National Convention. A project that had started as a grand foray into political mau-mauing had somehow gone way out of control. Eight manic days later, despite the FBI ad despite Robert Strauss and even Jimmy Carter, Fritz W. Efaw was to be nominated for the vice-presidency of the United States. In The Draft Dodger and the Democrats, Donald Katz captures the fascinating struggles behind-the-scenes in the days following this high profile draft dodger's return home and his political fight for amnesty.
The Draft Dodger and the Democrats is one of the fascinating profiles featured in The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories by award-winning journalist Donald Katz, available in audio exclusively at audible.com. It was originally published in Rolling Stone, August 26, 1976.
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