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Hentoff, Nat

Works: 346 works in 913 publications in 9 languages and 39,542 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Popular works  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Compiler, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Writer of accompanying material, Librettist, Other, Author of introduction, Host, ed, Inscriber, Interviewer, Creator
Classifications: ML3561.J3, 781.6509
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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 )
14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 2,307 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 )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 1,943 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
At the jazz band ball sixty years on the jazz scene by Nat Hentoff( )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 -women. 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
Hear me talkin' to ya; the story of jazz as told by the men who made it by Nat Shapiro( Book )
59 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A work of considerable substance. ? The New Yorker. In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years. Includes excerpts from hundreds of personal interviews, letters, tapes, and articles
The day they came to arrest the book : a novel by Nat Hentoff( Book )
29 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,693 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 twelve of the world's foremost jazz critics and scholars by Nat Hentoff( Book )
34 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war on the Bill of Rights and the gathering resistance by Nat Hentoff( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 1,342 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 country by Nat Hentoff( Book )
47 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,335 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, freindship 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 )
18 editions published between 1966 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 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
Jazz is by Nat Hentoff( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 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
The new equality by Nat Hentoff( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black anti-Semitism and Jewish racism by Nat Hentoff( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The jazz life by Nat Hentoff( Book )
37 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 960 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
Does this school have capital punishment? by Nat Hentoff( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 920 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 )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The jazz makers by Nat Shapiro( Book )
21 editions published between 1957 and 1988 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member 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
The essays of A.J. Muste by A. J Muste( Book )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 785 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 )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a high school senior struggles to accept either the consequences of draft resistance of its alternatives, he must define his responsibility to himself, his family, and his country
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Alternative Names
Hentoff, N. 1925-
Hentoff, Nathan Irving.
Hentoff, Nathan Irving 1925-
ヘントフ, ナット
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