Richard Gould


Richard Gould (1947-2013) was my husband and a long-time Denver resident. He was among other things, a high school history teacher, author, historical researcher, taxi driver, and Viet Nam era draft resister.  At the time of his death, he was putting finish touches on his latest book, Refusal to Submit, about his own experiences leading up to and following his refusal of induction into the U.S. armed forces waging war in Viet Nam. He is the author of an earlier work,The Life and Times of Richard Castro, Bridging a Cultural Divide (University Press of Colorado. This work earned the 2007 Colorado Book Award for History and Biography.
My hope is to support, nurture and inspire greater balance, harmony & peace - within our individual and communal life. Deep Listening to our self, others and the natural world around us is vital in these times. See also: my website at

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Refusal to Submit: Roots of the Vietnam War and a Young Man's Draft Resistance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 144,870. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In Refusal to Submit, Richard Gould documents the Draft Resistance Movement explains his decision to refuse to be drafted into the U.S. army and details the events that follow—arrest, trial, and eventual imprisonment in a federal prison in Safford, Arizona. Structured as letters to his college-age children, he aims to pass the history of resistance on to the next generation of young activists.

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