The writings of

RICHARD KLUGER

Pulitzer Prize-winning social historian

 

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COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2016

 

 

In 1733 struggling printer John Peter Zenger scandalized colonial New York by launching the New-York Weekly Journal, which assailed the British governor as corrupt and arrogant – a direct challenge to the prevailing law against “seditious libel” criminalizing any criticism of the government. Fronting for a group of powerful antiroyalist politicians, Zenger was jailed for nine months before his landmark trial in August 1735, when he was brilliantly defended by Philadelphia lawyer Andrew Hamilton. In Indelible Ink, Richard Kluger recreates this dramatic clash that marked the birth of press freedom in America and its role in vanquishing colonial tyranny. Here is an enduring lesson that redounds to this day on the vital importance of free public expression as the underpinning of democracy.

 

 

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Other Nonfiction Works

•    Seizing Destiny

•    Simple Justice

•    Ashes to Ashes

•    The Paper

•    The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek

 

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Biographical Sketch and Bibliography

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The PAPERBACK EDITIONS of Kluger’s

Simple Justice
Ashes to Ashes
Seizing Destiny
The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek
are available from Vintage Books

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Copyright © 2008, 2010 Richard Kluger