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The Second Amendment : a biography / Michael Waldman.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781476747446
  • ISBN: 147674744X
  • Description: xiv, 255 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

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0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 344.730533/Waldman (Text to phone) Checked out 09/24/2014
Danvers New Books KF 3941 W35 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction KF 3941 .W35 2014 (Text to phone) Checked out 09/16/2014
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 342.73 WALDMAN 2014 (Text to phone) Checked out 09/09/2014
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks KF3941 .W35 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 342.73 WAL (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 344.7305/WALDMAN (Text to phone) Checked out 09/09/2014
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 344.73 Waldman (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 344.73 Waldman (Text to phone) Checked out 09/03/2014

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-243) and index.
Contents Note: Patriots' Day -- Ratification -- The tub to the whale -- Arkansas toothpicks, Beecher's bibles, and the Fourteenth Amendment -- Revolt at Cincinnati -- Contest for the Constitution -- The road to Heller -- From Heller to Sandy Hook -- Flying blind -- "The right of the people."
Summary: "By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. In The Second Amendment: A Biography, Michael Waldman shows that our view of the amendment is set, at each stage, not by a pristine constitutional text, but by the push and pull, the rough and tumble of political advocacy and public agitation"-- Provided by publisher.

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