Free E-Book for 48 Hours: Figures of Speech
(Total Value: $15.95)
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For our April 24th, 2014 issue, we are offering the related Figures of Speech by William Bennett Turner. The book becomes available starting at 3:30 am PST on Thursday 04-24-14, and expires on Saturday morning 04-26-14. The free e-book is for your personal use and not for resale or distribution (usage rights below).
About the Book
Recounting controversial First Amendment cases from the Red Scare era to Citizens United, William Bennett Turner 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.
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