The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The Atheist: Madalyn Murray O'Hair

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by W. J. McCormack
     
 

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:
1.06(w) x 6.00(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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