(E–pub) [Fight of the Century Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases] by Michael Chabon
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If You Buy One Book This Year It Should Be you buy one book this year it should be one Yes I know Mantel s conclusion is coming out next month but you should really consider this one I first read about in the NYT Book Review That day I went out and brought it mostly because of Marlon James and Victor LaValle the reviewer really liked those essays Then I ulled the book down from the shelf and so who else is it in Jacueline Woodson Geraldine Brooks Neil Gaiman Salman Rushdie George Saunders Jesmyn Ward The book is a collection of essays celebrating the ACLU and famous cases And there really isn t a bad essay in the bunch Each author takes a case and the essay is mediation on it Perhaps the most touching is Woodson s essay on the Scottsboro Boys The cases go up to the resent day and the essays are understandably olitical The La Partera: Story of a Midwife politics run from the border wall to free speech to the taking of Native American children The best essay in the collection is the one by Morgan Parker which strangely was not mentioned in the NYT Review I haven t read Parker before His essay is the one you want everyone to read You want to make copies and hand them out on the street Honesty read it It s just so bloodyowerful If you were to take a moment and consider what life would be like in the United States had 100 years ago the founders of the ACLU not realized the necessity for a legal organization to rotect our civil liberties you might have shivers sent down your spine In Fight of the Century a litany of heavyweight writers scholars and lawyers recount a small fraction of the countless cases the ACLU has used over the last century The list of authors that contributed to this essay collection is amazing The book celebrates 100 years of ACLU case law Each essay is inspired by a landmark US case but there are so many wide ranging erspectives Some authors use the case to tell anecdotes from their own life others have used it to express their views on a topic I love that in utting this collection together essays were included that greatly critiue some of the ositions the ACLU have taken This is a really well rounded collection and I recommend it to everyone I have too many favourite essays to name I thought I would slip in and out of this book reading an essay at a time but I was engrossed and always excited to Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings pick this book up This book is a conglomeration of essays by generally famous and excellent writers and artists Each essay writer takes on one of the ACLU s most famous cases and describes the case and it s effects sometimes in a macro level and other times micro andersonal Often the shorts are uite moving and beautiful This is a *great read In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Civil *read In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Civil Union a
cross section of the finest writers alive have written essays each about one landmark case Chabon his co editor Ayelet Waldman contributed their advance to the organization and all of the contributing authors did so free of charge As for this reviewer I d have been interested in an ACLU This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life publication even if I hadn t heard of the writers involved and. A uniue collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Union and authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman Fight of the Century features original essays by the most influential writers at work today including Jennifer Egan Neil Gaiman Marlon James Viet Thanh Nguyen Salman Rushdie Jesmyn Ward and each writing about a landmark ACLU caseublished in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the organizationThe American Civil Liberties Union began as a small group of idealists and visionaries including Helen Keller and Jane Addams A century after its founding the ACLU remain. .
large cross section of the finest writers alive have written essays each about one landmark case Chabon
I d have been interested in anything written by Chabon even if the story or topic wasn t in my lane As it is I count myself beyond lucky to have scored a review copy courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Schuster It s for sale now This is the sort of book "that invites skipping around either according to subject or according to " invites skipping around either according to subject or according to authors you love best Because of this I recommend buying it in aper rather than digitally because flipping around out of order in digital format is a ain in the butt Also this is the sort of classical reference material that you d want on your shelf In fact I want a hysical copy myself I haven t read all of the entries but I ve read enough of them to recommend it to you The cases discussed are meaty and interesting and they aren t the standard fodder that shows up in every undergraduate course on Constitutional law Each entry is succinct and the writers refrain from self romotion The entries I appreciate most so far are by Jesmyn Ward who discusses the use of anti loitering laws to transform free Black boys and men into slave laborers Timothy Egan who details a 1962 decision regarding the right to receive Communist literature in the US mail and Louse Erdrich who discusses digital snooping and surveillance used against the Dakota Pipeline rotesters in 2016 I know there are many I want to read but I am Zheng Guogu posting this now so that you can get a copy while it s in the stores Here s your chance You can get an outstanding addition to your home library while contributing to a worthwhile organization whose work is crucial now than ever Highly recommended RATING 35 STARS 710This was very interesting indeed A bunch of essays around different law cases where the ACLU has takenart I enjoyed the majority of them but it s true that a few were too heavy on the legal technicalities and I felt they weren t friendly to those who like me are not familiar with legal language However I do recommend it I learnt a lot This belief that black eople brown eople ueer Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums people transeople disabled Forbidden Knowledge people women areerpetually less is the great American Gorgon and these endless terrible laws and behaviors are its myriad heads regenerating one after another Rooting us in lace with one glance miring us in ineuality Jesmyn *Ward S Essay We Gather *s essay We Gather on the 1999 decision in City of Chicago v MoralesFIGHT OF THE CENTURY edited by Michael Chabon Ayelet Waldman is an anthology of essays enned by writers reflecting on landmark decisions that the ACLU have been involved with over the last 100 years I ve loved the stories behind some of the circumstances of the decisions many will be well known to readers though there were definitely many that I found myself learning about for the first time Lauren Groff writes about Norma McCorvey the Jane Roe in Roe v Wade and the two young and green attorneys from the University of Texas Law School that took her case to the Supreme Court The uote shared above from Jesmyn Ward s essay was a reflection on an anti gang loitering law that disproportionately targeted youth on racial grounds and the impact of this robbing the community of. S the nation’s The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution In collaboration with the ACLUrize winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the ACLU’s 100 year history In Fight of the Century bestselling and award winning authors resent uniue literary takes on historic decisions like Brown v Board of Education the Scopes trial Roe v Wade and Contributors include Geraldine Brooks Michael Cunningham Jennifer Egan Dave Eggers Louise Erdrich Neil Gaiman Lauren Groff Marlon James