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Nat Hentoff (1925–2017)

Autor/a de The Day They Came to Arrest the Book

46+ obres 1,767 Membres 20 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Nathan Irving Hentoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 10, 1925. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1946. After several years with a Boston radio station, he moved to New York in 1953 and covered jazz for Down Beat until 1957. In 1958, he was a founding editor of The Jazz Review mostra'n més that lasted until 1961. He wrote for The New Yorker from 1960 to 1986, for The Washington Post from 1984 to 2000, and for The Village Voice from 1958 to 2009. During his freelance career, his work appeared in Esquire, Harper's, Commonweal, The Reporter, Playboy, The New York Herald Tribune, Jewish World Review, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Times. In 1995, he received the National Press Foundation's award for lifetime achievement in contributions to journalism. He wrote more than 35 books during his lifetime. His nonfiction works included The Jazz Life, Peace Agitator: The Story of A. J. Muste, The New Equality, Living the Bill of Rights, and Free Speech for Me - but Not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other. He wrote several memoirs including Boston Boy and Speaking Freely. In 1955, he co-edited with Nat Shapiro Hear Me Talkin' to Ya: The Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It. His young adult novels included Jazz Country, This School Is Driving Me Crazy, Does This School Have Capital Punishment?, and The Day They Came to Arrest the Book. He died on January 7, 2017 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Nat Hentoff

Jazz Is (1976) 78 exemplars
Jazz Country (1965) 66 exemplars
The Essays of A. J. Muste (1967) — Editor — 54 exemplars
Our Children Are Dying (1967) 43 exemplars
This School Is Driving Me Crazy (1975) 41 exemplars
The Nat Hentoff Reader (2001) 32 exemplars
Speaking Freely: A Memoir (1997) 29 exemplars
The Jazz Makers (1957) — Editor — 26 exemplars
Blues for Charlie Darwin (1982) 21 exemplars
American Music Is (2004) 20 exemplars
The new equality (1964) 16 exemplars
In The Country Of Ourselves (1971) 16 exemplars
Man from Internal Affairs (1985) 11 exemplars
American Heroes (1987) 8 exemplars
Call the Keeper (1966) 6 exemplars
Journey into jazz (1968) 5 exemplars
Agente especial (1985) 4 exemplars
political life, A 3 exemplars
Onwards! a novel (1968) 3 exemplars
Doctor Among Addicts (1968) 2 exemplars
Esta escola põe-me doido! (1990) 1 exemplars
Esta Escola põe-me Doido (1990) 1 exemplars
Insisting On Life 1 exemplars
Die Bluthunde kommen (1994) 1 exemplars

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Sketches of Spain (1960) — Notes, algunes edicions132 exemplars
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) — Liner Notes, algunes edicions125 exemplars
The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates (2004) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
Bob Dylan [1962 sound recording] (1962) — Liner Notes, algunes edicions70 exemplars
The Jazz Image: Masters of Jazz Photography (2001) — Introducció — 44 exemplars
Black Anti-Semitism and Jewish Racism (1969) — Introducció — 38 exemplars
Live at the Village Vanguard (1980) — Introducció — 36 exemplars
Remembering Bix: A Memoir of the Jazz Age (1974) — Pròleg — 36 exemplars
The Bob Dylan companion : four decades of commentary (1998) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
The Thelonious Monk Reader (Readers in American Music) (2001) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
What'd I Say: The Atlantic Story (2001) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Frasconi Against the Grain: The Woodcuts of Antonio Frasconi (1974) — Introducció — 22 exemplars
Reason and Passion: Justice Brennan's Enduring Influence (1997) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
The American folk scene; dimensions of the folksong revival (1967) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions16 exemplars
Cool Struttin' [sound recording] (1987) — Notes, algunes edicions15 exemplars
Gasoline Alley (1976) — Introducció — 12 exemplars
Hustler Magazine | January 2008 | Volume 34, No. 08 (2008) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Goin' West — Notes, algunes edicions1 exemplars


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A collection of essays compiled and edited by Nat Hentoff, ranging across the career of one of the most respected conscientious pacifists in the United States in the 20th century, sometimes referred to as the "American Gandhi."
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 1, 2023 |
3807. The First Freedom The Tumultuous History of Free Speech in America by Nat Hentoff (read 26 Oct 2022) This book was published in 1980--more than 40 years ago--but I found it actually not out-of-date so far as I could tell. It names many cases but I was appalled that there is not a legal citation in the book. I know the author is not a lawyer but it would have been easy to make his book better by giving the legal citation of the many cases he refers to. The author was a strong and able proponent of free speech and he well sets out the case for free speech even if the speech is distasteful and repulsive. I think the legal situation as to free speech is still today as he indicates it was 40 years ago. Since it is over 70 years ago that I had a course in constitutional law and and it was not a big factor in the years I was a lawyer and judge I think I learned something by reading the book and so I am glad I did.… (més)
Schmerguls | Oct 26, 2022 |
attacks on free speech from both left and right
ritaer | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 23, 2021 |
I picked this up at the St. Vital Library book sale planning on releasing it during the Jazz Winnipeg Festival. It was written in 1976 so it is certainly not current but as a record of the 40s, 50s and 60s in jazz it is a great book. Nat Hentoff knew all the great performers he writes about: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and more. And his style is almost poetic. Makes me wish I lived in New York when the jazz scene was so vibrant.
gypsysmom | Aug 20, 2017 |



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