The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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by Bryan F. Le Beau
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814751717

ISBN-13: 9780814751718

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: New York University Press

In this first full-length biography of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Bryan Le Beau offers an assessment of her beliefs and actions and a discussion of how she came to represent both what Americans hated in their enemies and feared in themselves. Drawing on original research and interviews, Le Beau traces O'Hair's development from a child of the Depression to the abrasive…  See more details below

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In this first full-length biography of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Bryan Le Beau offers an assessment of her beliefs and actions and a discussion of how she came to represent both what Americans hated in their enemies and feared in themselves. Drawing on original research and interviews, Le Beau traces O'Hair's development from a child of the Depression to the abrasive woman who founded the American Atheists, wrote books denouncing religion, and challenged the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, "In God We Trust" on American currency, the tax exempt status of religious organizations, and a host of other policies she felt violated the separation of church and state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814751718
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Pages:
387
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

1 Out of Obscurity
2 Murray v. Curlett
3 “The Most Hated Woman in America”
4 “The Atheist”
5 “Why I Am an Atheist”
6 Articulating the Atheist Position
7 O’Hair’s Prominence Recedes
8 O’Hair Retires

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The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This woman made her mark in history. This book will help you understand how. Maybe even why.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives a good insight on Ms. O'Hair and many of her beliefs. Atheist or not, you will realize this woman will go down in history.