Most widely held works about Nat Hentoff
Most widely held works by Nat Hentoff
Free speech for me--but not for thee : how the American left and right relentlessly censor each other by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 2,359 libraries worldwide
For years now, Nat Hentoff has been the best-known lay guardian of the magnificent spirit and letter of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. His principled advocacy of free expression for all seems to be needed more than ever today, at a time of appalling assaults on expression not only by traditional opponents on the political right - those offended by what they consider obscene or radical or otherwise taboo - but also from the left - radical feminists calling for the suppression of pornography, members of minorities banning language they consider psychologically damaging, and various other proponents of so-called political correctness. These more recently minted censors are now to be found within such former bastions of free speech as the universities and even the American Civil Liberties Union. This urgently important book is not a mere collection of legal cases; neither is it a history of free expression or a polemic from either left or right. It is rather a wide-ranging report on - and analysis of - the many kinds of conflicts throughout our country between the illusion that this is a land of unfettered free speech and the reality when that illusion is acted upon. It is a book of many stories - of the continuing efforts to deprive students of Mark Twain's masterpiece, Huckleberry Finn, and of attempts to deprive other students of the right not to read books that offend them; of the well-intentioned rulings that result in speech codes and loyalty oaths; of the wide-spread lack of understanding, over the years, of such basic concepts as the marketplace of ideas and of the overriding value of untrammeled speech. Free Speech for Me - But Not for Thee is a book about fear, duplicity, some courage, a lot of hypocrisy, and a good deal of irony. It is a book of dramatic confrontations, of people acting, for better or for worse, on one of the most important of our domestic battlefields. And above all, it presents hopeful, practical suggestions for ways toward saving perhaps the most fragile of our cherished freedoms.
The first freedom : the tumultuous history of free speech in America by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 1,885 libraries worldwide
A history of free speech in our country from earliest times to some of the controversial court cases of today involving school demonstrations and the right of Nazis to march.
The day they came to arrest the book : a novel by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
20 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,653 libraries worldwide
Students and faculty at a high school become embroiled in a censorship case over "Huckleberry Finn."
The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
The veteran defender of civil liberties discusses the post-September 11th climate as it relates to the USA Patriot Act and the Act's subversion of constitutional rights.
Jazz country by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
40 editions published between 1965 and 1983 in 7 languages and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
A white youth from New York's East 70's discovers that although trumpet technique is not enough to gain entrance to the soul musician's world, friendship with a top jazzman gives him a broader perspective of his environment as well as of the alternatives the future offers.
Our children are dying by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Jazz is by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
Examines the nature of jazz, with discussions of the music and the people, customs, history, economics, and styles connected with it.
The new equality by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
Hear me talkin' to ya; the story of jazz as told by the men who made it ( Book )
7 editions published between 1955 and 1992 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Black anti-Semitism and Jewish racism ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Does this school have capital punishment by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Sam's oral history project about a legendary jazz musician and a dispute with a troublemaking classmate enliven his first year at Burr Academy.
Does anybody give a damn? : Nat Hentoff on education by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
The jazz life by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
26 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Reveals what the special night world of the jazz musician is like, focusing on the small inside world of modern jazz in New York City and the men who live its life of economic uncertainties, fierce competition, and mixed triumphs.--From publisher's description.
Living the Bill of Rights : how to be an authentic American by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates what can be done to protect citizen rights when the Bill of Rights is thought of as a living document.
Boston boy by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 806 libraries worldwide
In his memoir, this iconoclastic writer on civil liberties, politics, and jazz, recalls what it was like growing up Jewish in Boston in the 1930s and 40s, shaped both by the ghetto and his indomitable desire for more. The reader follows him through his Roxbury neighborhood, witnessing as he organizes a successful strike at Sunday's Candies (the most coveted place of employment for Roxbury boys), gets booted out of Hebrew school (but bar mitzvahs nonetheless), and gets caught among gangs of "Irishers" beating up on "Yids." He goes on to graduate from Boston Latin School, work as an investigative reporter, and host his own radio jazz program, which leads him to Boston's hottest jazz club, the Savoy Cafe. It's here that he meets the black musicians and jazz aficionados that would become his mentors, in life as well as music. -Derived from book jacket.
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel about a future American society that embraces hedonism and bans critical thought through reading.
State secrets; police surveillance in America by Paul Cowan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
The essays of A.J. Muste by Abraham John Muste ( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
This school is driving me crazy : a novel by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 770 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Sam, who has a magnetic attraction for trouble, finds it increasingly difficult to attend the school where his father is headmaster.
I'm really dragged but nothing gets me down by Nat Hentoff ( Book )
15 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 758 libraries worldwide
As a high school senior struggles to accept either the consequences of draft resistance or its alternatives, he must define his responsibility to himself, his family, and his country.
African Americans African Americans--Relations with Jews Antisemitism Authors, American Biography Bradbury, Ray,--1920- Catholic Church Censorship Civil rights Constitution (United States) Constitutional law Country music Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery stories Dissenters Draft Education Education, Urban Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury, Ray) Fiction Freedom of speech Government, Resistance to Hentoff, Nat History Homes Intellectual life Intelligence service Jazz Jazz--Historiography Jazz musicians Jews Journalists Juvenile works Manners and customs Massachusetts--Boston Music critics Musicians New York (State)--New York O'Connor, John J.--1920-2000 Pacifism Political correctness Political science Popular works Privacy, Right of Race relations Racism Schools United States War on Terrorism (2001-2009) Youth, White
Hentoff, N. 1925-
Hentoff, Nathan Irving.
Hentoff, Nathan Irving 1925-
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