"Beyond Vietnam should appeal to a considerable audience, given the paucity of books dealing with the history of radical movements in the United States over the past thirty years. The book has two major strengths: first, its close-in, tactile engagement with how activism actually works, beginning with Sam Lovejoy’s spectacular tower-toppling through the various referenda, occupations, and campaigns; and second, its illumination of the connection between grassroots radicalism and mainstream liberal politics.—Van Gosse, author of Rethinking the New Left: An Interpretative History
""Focusing on the activists and the political leaders, as well as the issues, Surbrug traces a (political continuity) from the movement against nuclear energy in the 1970s to the nuclear freeze movement and the Central American solidarity movement of the 1980s.""—Boston Globe
""The book examines antinuclear power in New England, the nuclear freeze in the early Reagan years, and the campaign against intervention in Central America. Surbrug describes the activists of that period as more affluent than those of the 1960s, but no less committed. . . . However, as this book brilliantly suggests, the Left hardly retired to wealth; it was alive and active. A first-rate effort. . . . Highly Recommended.""—
""If protest is a measure of what defines the Sixties, Robert Surbrug adds hearty grist to the discussion. . . . In a pattern Surbrug follows throughout, he moves from the local scene to regional and national activism. For example, New Hampshire's Clamshell Alliance, formed in opposition to building a nuclear power station in Seabrook, was inspired and partly staffed by Bay State ""anti-nuke"" activists. . . .[His] deft ability to navigate between local, state, and national currents is one of this book's many joys. An even greater one is the insight he gives into the lives, personalities and passions of activists who are not household names but whose impact was enormous. . . . A final joy is the well-crafted wrapper from which Surbrug's meticulous research springs: the prose. . . . [He] more than accomplishes his task of extending the calendar of New Left-style activism.""—Historical Journal of Massachusetts"