Fight of the Century

Written By Viet Thanh Nguyen
Fight of the Century
  • Publsiher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 19 January 2021
  • ISBN : 1501190415
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Fight of the Century written by Viet Thanh Nguyen which was release on 19 January 2021, this book published by Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in this “forceful, beautifully written” (Associated Press) collection that brings together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays “full of struggle, emotion, fear, resilience, hope, and triumph” (Los Angeles Review of Books) about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in—Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona—need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights—which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU’s spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU’s stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen,Jacqueline woodson,Ann Patchett,Brit Bennett,Steven Okazaki,David Handler,Geraldine Brooks,Yaa Gyasi,Sergio De La Pava,Dave Eggers,Timothy Egan,Li Yiyun,Meg Wolitzer,Hector Tobar,Aleksandar Hemon,Elizabeth Strout,Rabih Alameddine,Moriel Rothman-Zecher,Jonathan Lethem,Salman Rushdie,Lauren Groff,Jennifer Egan,Scott Turow,Morgan Parker,Victor Lavalle,Michael Cunningham,Neil Gaiman,Jesmyn Ward,Moses Sumney,George Saunders,Marlon James,William Finnegan,Anthony Doerr,C.J. Anders,Brenda J. Childs,Andrew Sean Greer,Louise Erdrich,Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-01-19
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1501190415
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Summary : The American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in this “forceful, beautifully written” (Associated Press) collection that brings together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and ...

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  • Publisher : Thinkingdom
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
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  • ISBN : 1501190415
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Total pages : 398
  • ISBN : 1501190415
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1501190415
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  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release Date : 2013-08-16
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1501190415
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Total pages : 93
  • ISBN : 1501190415
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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Release Date : 2020-07-15
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1501190415
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16
  • Total pages : 404
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-10-09
  • Total pages : 504
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-14
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