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Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech

First Amendment Heroes and Villains

  • Author: William Turner
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1609944658
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 232
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Recounting controversial First Amendment cases from the Red Scare era to Citizens United, William Bennett Turner—a Berkeley law professor who has argued three cases before the Supreme Court—shows how we’ve arrived at our contemporary understanding of free speech. His strange cast of heroes and villains, some drawn from cases he has litigated, includes Communists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Ku Klux Klansmen, the world’s leading pornographer, prison wardens, dogged reporters, federal judges, a computer whiz, and a countercultural comedian. This is a fascinating look at how the scope of our First Amendment freedoms has evolved and the colorful characters behind some of the most important legal decisions of modern times. “Turner tells fascinating stories of unlikely heroes and explains difficult legal issues clearly and concisely, educating and entertaining at the same time.”—Elizabeth Farnsworth, The PBS News Hour

Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded

Freedom of Speech: Documents Decoded

  • Author: David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440842515
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 207
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Detailed yet highly readable, this book explores essential and illuminating primary source documents that provide insights into the history, development, and current conceptions of the First Amendment to the Constitution. • Provides readers with accessible explanations of key points in many seminal Supreme Court cases, thereby enabling a better appreciation of specific developments in freedom of speech in the United States • Explains confusing legal terms and phrases in plain English for nonspecialist readers • Offers easy-to-follow explanations from a noted First Amendment scholar and authority who has been explaining and teaching First Amendment topics for two decades

God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense

God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense

  • Author: Sigve K. Tonstad
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498233139
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 476
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One hundred taxis lined up on Church Street in Oslo on November 26, 1942, deployed in order to round up the city's Jews and send them to Auschwitz. This reality anchors God of Sense and Traditions of Non-Sense: it is theology from a Holocaust perspective. The brash Elihu excoriating Job for his insistence that he is owed an explanation for the calamities that have befallen him. This is the book's opening salvo. Job speaking of a God of sense, Elihu and Job's three friends inaugurating a tradition of non-sense: this is the existential and theological predicament. The problem of finite suffering in this life addressed in the theological tradition with the prospect of infinite, endless suffering, in this book described as a key element in Traditions of Non-Sense. Back to the millions of Jews, among them 188 women and 42 children from Oslo, deported, gassed, and cremated--in God of Sense this is not seen as a problem that defeats belief, but as the reality that demands a religious and theological account of human existence.

Whirlwind and Storm

Whirlwind and Storm

  • Author: Charles E. Farnsworth
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 149171963X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 450
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""Whirlwind & Storm" introduces us to the colorful and impetuous Lieutenant Colonel Charles Farnsworth, a Connecticut cavalryman in the Union Army. Farnsworth was fiery, ambitious, and bold, sometimes a little too bold for his own good---in combat, in business ventures, and in the river crossing that ended his life tragically early. Drawing from a rich and previously ignored trove of letters and diaries, Farnsworth's great-grandson and namesake, a military veteran himself, has done a marvelous job of bringing alive this officer in all his flawed glory." Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" and other books. "With excellent research and clear writing, "Whirlwind & Storm" paints an impartial, intriguing, and entertaining account of the author's privileged ancestor, who served heroically with the First Connecticut Cavalry battalion in the Civil War. Before, during, and after the war "Charlie" Farnsworth exuded those common human traits that so defined him: driven, disciplined, courageous, opportunistic, and passionate. "Whirlwind & Storm" adds an illuminating, original, and personal work to the collage of our great American heritage." Robert B. Angelovich, author of the forthcoming "Riding for Uncle Samuel: The History of the First Connecticut Cavalry in the Civil War." "If you want to know what the Civil War was really like, this is the book for you: an intimate, personal portrait of the war experience and the people who lived it, giving the reader a firsthand view of its realities. It is meticulously researched, authoritatively documented, and gracefully written." William Bennett Turner, author of Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains." "Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Farnsworth of Norwich emerges here as a free-spirited and ambitious young cavalry officer, with unique and often irreverent views on the Civil War and its leaders. His wide experience in the war, including imprisonment in Richmond, is well-researched and very readably presented. I found it especially fun to follow Charlie's love life through this most enjoyable book." Vic Butsch, New London County (Connecticut) Civil War Round Table, Norwich Historical Society." An intimate look at a young Norwich, Connecticut cavalry officer---in war, love, and his attempts to strike it rich---and his fierce ambition to make his mark in the Civil War and early Reconstruction. Lieutenant Colonel Charles Farnsworth's letters and diaries form the cornerstone for this short biography about an adventurer who helped organize the First Connecticut Cavalry. The book covers "Charlie's" near-fatal shooting while searching for Confederate bushwhackers in Virginia, his protests against incompetent Union leadership, his capture and confinement in Richmond's notorious Libby Prison, his romantic entanglements, his political connections with President Lincoln that sent him south in early 1865, and his tragic struggle to make his mark in Georgia during the early years of Reconstruction.

Nimona

Nimona

  • Author: Noelle Stevenson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 395839762X
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 272
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Ein Königreich, ein strahlender Ritter, ein Edelschurke mit einem dunklen Geheimnis – und High-Tech im Dienste von Heldentum und Recht und Ordnung: Die Welt von »Nimona« ist nicht ganz das, was man etwa von Grimms Märchen erwarten würde. Nimona selbst im Übrigen auch nicht. Die enthusiastische, etwas aufdringliche Teenagerin steht eines Tages unerwartet im Schlupfwinkel von Erzbösewicht Ballister Blackheart, um sich ihm als Sidekick anzudienen. Ihre Begeisterung für seine schurkischen Pläne ist eine Sache, aber was ihn letztlich überzeugt, ist eine andere Eigenschaft von ihr: Sie ist eine Gestaltwandlerin. Das weckt unweigerlich auch das Interesse des Instituts für Recht und Ordnung und Heldentum, und damit geraten alsbald die Verhältnisse im Märchenreich nachhaltig ins Wanken. Die anfangs saubere Unterscheidung von Gut und Böse wird zunehmend unklarer, und was zunächst als heiteres Spiel mit Genre-Stereotypen beginnt, gewinnt stetig an Fahrt und Tiefgang, bis die Story in einer dramatischen Fabel um Freundschaft und Verrat gipfelt, also doch einem klassischen Märchenmotiv. Aber was will man anderes erwarten von einer Erzählung, bei der eine Gestaltwandlerin eine zentrale Rolle spielt?

Transformations in American Legal History

Transformations in American Legal History

Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz

  • Author: Daniel W. Hamilton,Alfred L. Brophy
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 407
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During his career at Harvard, Morton Horwitz changed the questions legal historians ask. The Transformation of American Law, 1780âe"1860 (1977) disclosed the many ways that judge-made law favored commercial and property interests and remade law to promote economic growth. The Transformation of American Law, 1870âe"1960 (1992) continued that project, with a focus on ideas that reshaped law as we struggled for objective and neutral legal responses to our countryâe(tm)s crises. In this book, Horwitzâe(tm)s students re-examine legal history from Americaâe(tm)s colonial era to the late twentieth century. They ask classic Horwitzian questions, of how legal doctrine, thought, and practice are shaped by the interests of the powerful, as well as by the ideas of lawyers, politicians, and others. The essays address current questions in legal history, from colonial legal practice to questions of empire, civil rights, and constitutionalism in a democracy. The essays are, like Horwitz, provocative and original as they continue his transformation of American legal history.

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest

Annual cumulation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bibliography
  • Page: N.A
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Vom Winde verweht

Vom Winde verweht

der berühmte Klassiker

  • Author: Margaret Mitchell
  • Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
  • ISBN: 3843707685
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1120
  • View: 2115
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Keine andere Liebesgeschichte hat das Publikum auf der ganzen Welt so mitgerissen wie diese große Saga um die verwöhnte Scarlett O'Hara und ihren zynischen Verehrer Rhett Butler.Mit einzigartiger Intensität zeichnet Margaret Mitchell nach, wie eine große Liebe zerbricht und lässt gleichzeitig eine längst vergangene Epoche lebendig werden. Die Südstaatlerin Scarlett O'Hara ist jung und vom Leben verwöhnt. Als Tochter eines Plantagenbesitzers lebt sie im Luxus auf dem Familiengut Tara, und es mangelt ihr nicht an Verehrern. Doch der Ausbruch des Bürgerkriegs verändert mit einem Schlag alles. Plötzlich muss Scarlett mit aller Kraft um die Erhaltung ihres Familienbesitzes kämpfen. Ein Mann taucht immer wieder in ihrem Leben auf und steht ihr in den Wirren der Nachkriegszeit bei: der skrupellose Kriegsgewinnler Rhett Butler. Zwischen ihm und Scarlett entwickelt sich eine große Liebe, doch beide sind auch viel zu stolz und eigensinnig, um diese Liebe zu leben... Margaret Mitchells Klassiker wurde sofort nach Erscheinen im Jahre 1936 zum Bestseller und hat seitdem Millionen Leser auf der ganzen Welt begeistert. Die legendäre Verfilmung drei Jahre später machte Vivien Leigh als Scarlett und Clark Gable als Rhett zum berühmtesten Liebespaar der Filmgeschichte.

Die Welt des Odysseus

Die Welt des Odysseus

  • Author: Moses I. Finley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783593378602
  • Category:
  • Page: 211
  • View: 3518
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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  • Publisher: N.A
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Journal of American Culture

Journal of American Culture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Popular culture
  • Page: N.A
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Gorgias

Gorgias

  • Author: Plato,Wilhelm Nestle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethics
  • Page: 194
  • View: 2843
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Altered Carbon - Das Unsterblichkeitsprogramm

Altered Carbon - Das Unsterblichkeitsprogramm

Roman. Das Buch zur Netflix-Serie

  • Author: Richard Morgan
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641209919
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 608
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Welche Bedeutung hat der Tod in einer Welt der Unsterblichen? Im fünfundzwanzigsten Jahrhundert ist die Wirklichkeit längst digital, und der menschliche Geist kann wie ein Programm in einen neuen Körper heruntergeladen werden. Als der ehemalige Elitesoldat Takeshi Kovacs nach fünfhundert Jahren wieder aufwacht, ist sein schlimmster Albtraum wahr geworden. Und jetzt muss er in einer Welt, in der Sterben eigentlich unmöglich ist, einen Mord aufklären... Jetzt als Netflix-Serie groß verfilmt!

Schau heimwärts, Engel

Schau heimwärts, Engel

eine Geschichte vom begrabenen Leben ; Roman

  • Author: Thomas Wolfe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442742554
  • Category:
  • Page: 781
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Time

Time

  • Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Am Abgrund des Lebens

Am Abgrund des Lebens

Roman

  • Author: Graham Greene
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783423139519
  • Category:
  • Page: 351
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Fax aus Sarajevo

Fax aus Sarajevo

  • Author: Joe Kubert
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789089821218
  • Category:
  • Page: 205
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Lucretia

Lucretia

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 384304743X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 56
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William Shakespeare: Lucretia Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Heinrich Christoph Albrecht (1783) Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Friedrich Bodenstedt. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 2, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Tizian, Tarquinius und Lucretia, 1571. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The complete fabulous furry Freak Brothers

The complete fabulous furry Freak Brothers

  • Author: Gilbert Shelton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783934769151
  • Category:
  • Page: 61
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