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In Defence of American Liberties: History of the A.C.L.U. (Paperback)
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In Defence of American Liberties: History of the A.C.L.U. (Paperback)

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Paperback 494 Pages / Published: 30/11/1999
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A history of the American Civil Liberties Union. It recounts the ACLU's stormy history since its founding in 1920 to fight for free speech and explores its involvement in some of the most famous causes in American history, including the Scopes ""monkey trial"" and the civil rights movement.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809322701
Number of pages: 494
Weight: 803 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 34 mm
Edition: Second Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A definitive history. . . . Written tightly and well."

-- Washington Post Book World


"[A] marvelous history of the ACLU. It made me relive some of my past life and taught me things I had either forgotten or never knew." --William Kunstler

"[A] fusion of masterful scholarship with libertarian thinking. An indispensable access to the very essence of American ethos."--Jerzy Kosinski


"The story is so dramatic it sometimes tells itself."--"New York Times Book Review"

"A definitive history . . . written tightly and well."--"Washington Post Book World"

"A rich, textured history of the ACLU . . . brings the group and its members to life. . . . Walker's discussion of anticommunism within the ACLU is one of the best examples of his own lack of bias and his willingness to present the organization's history, warts and all."--"Harvard Law Review"


"[A] marvelous history of the ACLU. It made me relive some of my past life and taught me things I had either forgotten or never knew." William Kunstler"


"[A] fusion of masterful scholarship with libertarian thinking. An indispensable access to the very essence of American ethos."Jerzy Kosinski

"The story is so dramatic it sometimes tells itself.""New York Times Book Review"

"A definitive history . . . written tightly and well.""Washington Post Book World"

"A rich, textured history of the ACLU . . . brings the group and its members to life. . . . Walker's discussion of anticommunism within the ACLU is one of the best examples of his own lack of bias and his willingness to present the organization's history, warts and all.""Harvard Law Review""


-[A] marvelous history of the ACLU. It made me relive some of my past life and taught me things I had either forgotten or never knew.- --William Kunstler


-[A] fusion of masterful scholarship with libertarian thinking. An indispensable access to the very essence of American ethos.---Jerzy Kosinski

-The story is so dramatic it sometimes tells itself.---New York Times Book Review

-A definitive history . . . written tightly and well.---Washington Post Book World

-A rich, textured history of the ACLU . . . brings the group and its members to life. . . . Walker's discussion of anticommunism within the ACLU is one of the best examples of his own lack of bias and his willingness to present the organization's history, warts and all.---Harvard Law Review


"This book is more than a compelling history of the ACLU. It is the fascinating story of America's most exciting legal struggles and of rights reviled in one era and vindicated in the next." --Eleanor Holmes Norton

"[A] marvelous history of the ACLU. It made me relive some of my past life and taught me things I had either forgotten or never knew." --William Kunstler


"[A] fusion of masterful scholarship with libertarian thinking. An indispensable access to the very essence of American ethos."--Jerzy Kosinski

"The story is so dramatic it sometimes tells itself."--New York Times Book Review

"A definitive history . . . written tightly and well."--Washington Post Book World

"A rich, textured history of the ACLU . . . brings the group and its members to life. . . . Walker's discussion of anticommunism within the ACLU is one of the best examples of his own lack of bias and his willingness to present the organization's history, warts and all."--Harvard Law Review

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