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Gunfight : the battle over the right to bear arms in America

Author: Adam Winkler
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The stage was set on the morning of March 18, 2008 for one of the most important legal battles in recent times. Seeking to breathe new life into the Second Amendment was Alan Gura, a young litigator who had never before argued a case at the Supreme Court. Not only was he up against two of the nation's most formidable lawyers, but, after fighting the National Rifle Association (NRA) at every turn, he now carried the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Winkler
ISBN: 9780393077414 0393077411
OCLC Number: 668194879
Description: xi, 361 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Big guns and little guns at the Supreme Court --
"Gun grabbers" --
"Gun nuts" --
Guns of our fathers --
Civil war --
The wild west --
Gangsters, guns, and G-men --
By any means necessary --
Decision.
Other Titles: Gun fight
Responsibility: Adam Winkler.

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A provocative history that reveals how guns-not abortion, race, or religion-are at the heart of America's cultural divide.  Read more...

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"A succinct and fascinating introduction to the legal and historical issues at the heart of the gun debate." -- Eric Arnesen, professor of history at George Washington University and fellow at the Read more...

 
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