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Absolute Convictions : My Father, a City, and the Conflict That Divided America (06 Edition)by Eyal Press
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On October 23, 1998, Barnett Slepian, an abortion provider in Buffalo, New York, was killed by a sniper's bullet. Days later, another local doctor, Shalom Press, received a threat that he was "next on the list." Within hours, the Press family was under police protection, and America's violent struggle over abortion had come to the blue-collar city of Buffalo. In Absolute Convictions, Press recounts his family's experience with protesters outside his father's clinic, patients who braved the gauntlet of demonstrators, and politicians who attempted to appease both sides. With remarkable sensitivity, Eyal Press "plunges into, and transcends, a polarized debate that makes partisans of us all" (The Nation).
About the Author
Eyal Press is a regular contributor to The Nation and The American Prospect, and his articles have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and Mother Jones. He lives in New York City.
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