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Foerstel, Herbert N.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 19,193 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Z658.U5, 025.213
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Herbert N Foerstel
Banned in the U.S.A. : a reference guide to book censorship in schools and public libraries by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 2,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bookbanning incidents covered include Kanawha, Prince Georges, and Washington Counties, Virginia; Graves County, Kentucky; Hawkins County, Tennessee; Panama City, Florida; and Cheshire, Connecticut
Refuge of a scoundrel : the Patriot Act in libraries by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Succinctly details the latest effort by the U.S. government to undermine the rights of Americans to free expression and privacy, with a particular focus on libraries and librarians. An activist in resisting the FBI's surveillance when he was head of branch libraries at the University of Maryland, Foerstel serves on boards of both the National Security Archive and the Freedom To Read Foundation. He opens with a long first chapter on the history of modern government surveillance of libraries, then recounts the history of the USA PATRIOT Act and discusses the implications for libraries and bookstores. In Chapter 5, "Fighting Back," he summarizes current efforts to resist or change the Patriot Act's provisions and concludes with an indictment of Attorney General Ashcroft's claim that the FBI did not use the Patriot Act to gain access to library records
Banned in the media : a reference guide to censorship in the press, motion pictures, broadcasting, and the Internet by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

20 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of censorship in the media, discusses seven prominent cases of media censorship, and presents a chronological history of twenty-eight media-censorship court cases since 1812
Killing the messenger : journalists at risk in modern warfare by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains interviews with journalists who describe the dangers that correspondents experience while covering events in the Middle East including abduction and torture; and provides insight into the nature and motivation of their captors and why reporters have become targets
From Watergate to Monicagate : ten controversies in modern journalism and media by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores ten controversies in modern journalism and the media, discussing public relations and the news, press controls in time of war, the paparazzi, and other topics, with information on the history of each conflict, significant media personalities, and legislation
Free expression and censorship in America : an encyclopedia by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abortion, campaign financing, TV violence, homosexuality, and indecency on the Internet all have First Amendment implications, and all have been major political issues in the 1990s. During this decade, sex and secularism emerged as major targets of censorship, and an increasing number of Americans tested the limits of the Federal "decency" standards that were imposed on the arts, the broadcast media, and the Internet. America's interest in free expression has been paralleled by the growth of a powerful system of secrecy and censorship. This comprehensive encyclopedia documents the full history of the struggle in Congress, in the courts, and in our communities to define the modern contours of the First Amendment
Climbing the Hill : gender conflict in Congress by Karen Foerstel( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climbing the Hill explores the history and current status of women members and staff on Capitol Hill. It traces the difficult history of women in Congress, their slow and painful path to political power, and their hopes and fears of today. It presents a comprehensive analysis of women's success at the polls and within the congressional hierarchy - legislatively, politically, and socially. Through in-depth research and extensive personal interviews, the authors reveal the deep-rooted sexual divisions within the U.S. Congress and the continuing struggle of women to break into the "old boy" network. The book's comprehensive coverage is unique and up-to-date and will be of interest to scholars, students, and interested layreaders
Surveillance in the stacks : the FBI's library awareness program by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Patriot Act : a documentary and reference guide by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides insight into the federal government's rationale for domestic surveillance and the political and public response to the unprecedented federal powers acquired through the USA PATRIOT Act
Secret science : federal control of American science and technology by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foerstel concludes that scientific secrecy is counterproductive to American interests, particularly in an era when economics has come to define national security. His controversial analysis will be of interest to scientists, historians, and students of government alike
Freedom of information and the right to know : the origins and applications of the Freedom of Information Act by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Toxic mix? : a handbook of science and politics by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toxic Mix?: A Handbook of Science and Politics takes a topic very much in the center of public debate in the last decade and places it in a revealing historical context. It follows the often contentious relationship of science and politics from the FDR era to the current Obama administration, highlighting the many highly charged moments when the two were in conflict. Toxic Mix? ranges across the major areas of scientific inquiry with public policy implications, including atomic energy, space science, public health, stem cells, sexual reproduction, environmental science, global warming, and evolution, to examine important events where political imperatives and scientific research were at odds. In addition, the book looks at another important area where politics and science are at cross purposes; immigration-as many of our most accomplished degree earners are foreign born and are unable to stay and work in the United States. A final chapter analyzes the attempts by the early Obama administration to build public policy that embraces science rather than manipulates it
Studied ignorance : how curricular censorship and textbook selection are dumbing down American education by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite concerted efforts from our educators, administrators, and government, American education continues to struggle. The author of this work argues that the decline can be traced to censored curricula, inaccurate textbooks, test-driven evaluations, and increasing poverty among the student population
Freedom of information and the right to know : the origins and applications of the freedom of information by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schoolsand Public Libraries. Revised and Expanded Edition by Herbert N Foerstel( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book presents an analysis of the current state of book banning in schools and public libraries, offering ready reference material on major incidents, legal cases, and annotated entries on the most frequently challenged books. Every section of this revised edition has been rewritten, updated, or expanded to reflect new developments. In-depth accounts of three new landmark book banning incidents are featured, along with a discussion of recent Supreme Court decisions involving censorship on the Internet and in book publishing, and a consideration of their implications for book banning in schools and public libraries. Chapter 1 analyzes several major book-banning incidents from 1976 through 1999. Chapter 2 analyzes the modern court cases that comprise the body of precedent concerning First Amendment rights in schools and libraries, revealing the evolving status of constitutional protection against book banning. Chapter 3 presents the voices of some frequently banned authors and their responses to censorship. Chapter 4 surveys the 50 most-banned books during the five-year period 1996 through 2000 and summarizes the challenges to them. Appendices include data from the American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)'s Censorship Database 1990-2000, and lists of OIF's most frequently challenged books and authors of 2000, 1999, and 1998. Contains a selected bibliography of 33 titles and an index. (Mes)
Killing the Messenger : Journalists at Risk in Modern Warfare by Herbert N Foerstel( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Banned in the U.S.A. : a reference guide to book censorship in schools and public libraries
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Refuge of a scoundrel : the Patriot Act in librariesBanned in the media : a reference guide to censorship in the press, motion pictures, broadcasting, and the InternetKilling the messenger : journalists at risk in modern warfareFrom Watergate to Monicagate : ten controversies in modern journalism and mediaFree expression and censorship in America : an encyclopediaClimbing the Hill : gender conflict in CongressSurveillance in the stacks : the FBI's library awareness programThe Patriot Act : a documentary and reference guide