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The Resource Absolute convictions : my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America, Eyal Press

Absolute convictions : my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America, Eyal Press

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Absolute convictions : my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America
Title
Absolute convictions
Title remainder
my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America
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Eyal Press
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Language
eng
Summary
On October 23, 1998, Buffalo abortion provider Barnett Slepian was killed by a sniper's bullet fired through the kitchen window of his home. Days later, police informed another local doctor, Shalom Press, that they had received a threat warning that he was "next on the list." Within hours the Press household was under federal marshal protection. America's violent struggle over abortion--which had already claimed the lives of five doctors and clinic workers--had come to Buffalo. Press's son combines a retelling of his family's experience with firsthand accounts of protesters arrested outside his father's office, patients who braved the gauntlet of demonstrators, and politicians who attempted to appease both sides. Here we see, as never before, the people behind the absolute convictions that have divided our nation for the past three decades.--From publisher description
Summary
On October 23, 1998, Buffalo abortion provider Barnett Slepian was killed by a sniper's bullet fired through the kitchen window of his home. Days later, police informed another local doctor, Shalom Press, that they had received a threat warning that he was "next on the list." Within hours the Press household was under federal marshal protection. America's violent struggle over abortion--which had already claimed the lives of five doctors and clinic workers--had come to Buffalo. Press's son combines a retelling of his family's experience with firsthand accounts of protesters arrested outside his father's office, patients who braved the gauntlet of demonstrators, and politicians who attempted to appease both sides. Here we see, as never before, the people behind the absolute convictions that have divided our nation for the past three decades.--From publisher description
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Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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163344
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.4609747/97
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.5.U5
LC item number
P735 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 D-936
  • HQ 767.5.U5
NLM item number
P935a 2006
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True
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adult
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my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America
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Absolute convictions : my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America, Eyal Press
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-279) and index
Contents
Seeds of discord -- The believers -- A soldier of God
Control code
2529707
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9780805077315
Lccn
2005034064
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62408586
  • (OCoLC)62408586
Label
Absolute convictions : my father, a city, and the conflict that divided America, Eyal Press
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-279) and index
Contents
Seeds of discord -- The believers -- A soldier of God
Control code
2529707
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
292 p.
Isbn
9780805077315
Lccn
2005034064
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62408586
  • (OCoLC)62408586

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