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Hentoff, Nat

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At the jazz band ball : sixty years on the jazz scene by Nat Hentoff( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, interviews, and personal recollections in which Nat Hentoff reflects on the inside history of jazz music and the people who shaped its development. "Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian -- 'I'm a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer' -- has lived through much of jazz's history and has known many of jazz's most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten sidemen and sidewomen. This volume includes his best recent work -- short essays, long interviews, and personal recollections. From Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong to Ornette Coleman and Quincy Jones, Hentoff brings the jazz greats to life and traces their art to gospel, blues, and many other forms of American music. At the Jazz Band Ball also includes Hentoff's keen, cosmopolitan observations on a wide range of issues. The book shows how jazz and education are a vital partnership, how free expression is the essence of liberty, and how social justice issues like health care and strong civil rights and liberties keep all the arts -- and all members of society -- strong."--Jacket
Free speech for me--but not for thee : how the American left and right relentlessly censor each other by Nat Hentoff( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 2,042 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 1,813 WorldCat member 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
Hear me talkin' to ya : the story of jazz as told by the men who made it by Nat Shapiro( Book )

48 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In their own words... jazz musicians... recall the birth, growth and changes in jazz over the years."--Back cover
The day they came to arrest the book : a novel by Nat Hentoff( Book )

48 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students and faculty at a high school become embroiled in a censorship case over "Huckleberry Finn."
Jazz : new perspectives on the history of jazz by Nat Hentoff( Book )

56 editions published between 1959 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The names of Nat Hentoff and Albert J. McCarthy have become almost synonymous with jazz writing. Hentoff, editor of Jazz Review, writer for Downbeat, High Fidelity, New Yorker, and The Village Voice, and McCarthy, editor of Jazz Monthly, have raised Jazz beyond mere appreciation and discography to a subject which demands the rigorous application of musicological, sociological, and historical analysis. ln addition to their own contributions, the twelve articles they have commissioned by internationally noted critics and scholars provide almost revolutionary evidence of the emergence of Jazz as a serious art form."--Back cover
Anger, and beyond: the Negro writer in the United States by Herbert Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays by Negro and white writers exploring not only the history of Negro writing in America but also its psychological and creative strength...It is a commonplace that the majority of Americans know little of the ever-increasing body of Negro literature produced in the U.S. Hill's book takes an important stride in making available to student and layman alike a further means of understanding this distinctly American literature." -- Back cover
Jazz country by Nat Hentoff( Book )

48 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member 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
The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance by Nat Hentoff( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,212 WorldCat member 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 is by Nat Hentoff( Book )

32 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nature of jazz, with discussions of the music and the people, customs, history, economics, and styles connected with it
Our children are dying by Nat Hentoff( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of Dr. Elliott Shapiro, the tireless and controversial former principal of P.S. 19 in central Harlem (now P.S. 92 in its new building on the same street), and his crusade in education. The enrollment of P.S. 119 is ninety-six percent Negro, the remainder being Puerto Rican and Chinese. Poverty, sickness, and dirt are the basic realities for many of the children. Prostitution, alcoholism, and drug addiction haunt the streets. Elliott Shapiro has challenged these "disadvantages" head on. His progress has been remarkable, both in terms of his own school and with regard to the implications his methods have for all urban schools. He still believes our children are dying, but now he sees the possibility that some will survive. More can."--Back cover
The new equality by Nat Hentoff( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jazz life by Nat Hentoff( Book )

47 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member 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
Black anti-Semitism and Jewish racism by Nat Hentoff( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jazz makers by Nat Shapiro( Book )

26 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does this school have capital punishment? by Nat Hentoff( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member 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 )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of A.J. Muste by A. J Muste( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living the Bill of Rights : how to be an authentic American by Nat Hentoff( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hentoff covers the full range of American life in these inspiring and moving profiles and stories and portrays such fighters for the Bill of Rights as a high school senior in Tennessee who is a born-again Christian; a black Texas lawyer fired by the local NAACP for representing a Klan wizard on constitutional grounds; Justice William Brennan himself; another Supreme Court justice, William O. Douglas, the preeminent supporter of the individual against the government; and a professional basketball star who, for religious reasons, would not participate in a display of mass loyalty to the American flag. In Living the Bill of Rights, Hentoff illuminates the basic necessity - and fragility - of our rights and liberties
I'm really dragged but nothing gets me down by Nat Hentoff( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member 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
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Free speech for me--but not for thee : how the American left and right relentlessly censor each other
Free speech for me--but not for thee : how the American left and right relentlessly censor each otherThe first freedom : the tumultuous history of free speech in AmericaHear me talkin' to ya : the story of jazz as told by the men who made itThe day they came to arrest the book : a novelJazz : new perspectives on the history of jazzThe war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistanceJazz isThe jazz lifeLiving the Bill of Rights : how to be an authentic American
Alternative Names
Hentoff, N. 1925-

Hentoff, N. 1925-2017

Hentoff , Nathan Irving

Hentoff, Nathan Irving 1925-

Hentoff, Nathan Irving 1925-2017

Nat Hentoff

Nat Hentoff americký hudební kritik

Nat Hentoff Amerikaans historicus

Nat Hentoff amerikansk historikar

Nat Hentoff amerikansk historiker

Nat Hentoff criticeoir ceoil Meiriceánach

Nat Hentoff critique musical américain

Nat Hentoff storico, romanziere e critico musicale statunitense

Nat Hentoff US-amerikanischer Musikkritiker und Journalist

Nathan Irving Hentoff

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