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The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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In 1964, "Life" magazine called Madalyn Murray O'Hair "the most hated woman in America." Another critic described her as "rude, impertinent, blasphemous, a destroyer not only of beliefs but of esteemed values."

In this first full-length biography, Bryan F. Le Beau offers a penetrating assessment of O'Hair's beliefs and actions and a probing discussion of how she came to rep
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ebook, 384 pages
Published January 15th 2003 by New York University Press
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David Anderson
Not bad. A great deal of interesting information and an interesting portrait of the vehemently ugly responses O'Hair inspired on the part of "so-called" Christians. But not particularly well written over all and rather dry. And O'Hair herself was a wildly contradictory personality and certainly not the best representative of atheist thought.
Richard
the intro was to damn long and i lost interest, which is insulting to such a great woman, who by the way is one of my heroes (and damned proud of it)

30 page intros should not be aloud.
repeating your self 1000 times should not be aloud.
and repeating your self 1000 times in 30 pages should warrant a death sentence.
Edward Sullivan
A well-researched, dispassionate account of the activist who became, for better or worse, the public face and voice of American atheists for decades following 1963. Murray v. Curlett Supreme Court case.
greeblop
Unlcear as of yet what rating. Not terribly engaging but has some useful info in it.
Mizz Hell
Very disappointing. Relies on reciting loads of Supreme Court opinions and providing largely a superficial examination of her life. Most interesting factoid was she went to my law school in Houston.
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