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The Beginnings Of World War Ii, The End Of Civilization
BY NICHOLSON BAKER
This is an extraordinary testament to pacifism from Quaker novelist and essayist Nicholson Baker. Here in a staccato, chronological chain of newspaper and diary reports, with brief comments or context of his own, Baker covers the period from 1842 to 1941. Was it inevitable that wars would occur? Could events have transpired peacefully or at least differently? Baker provides contemporary reports of events and leaves it to the reader to decide. Many Quakers (and their work for peace) are included. "In Human Smoke, Nicholson Baker turns his unrivaled literary talents to pacifism... Baker's book is truly original." - Chalmers Johnson. was $30.00in US edition-this is the British edition.
S&S 2008 576 PP. Cloth
Maybe he does not like it that much, but it certainly interests him- and may well make you want to read this fascinating and controversial book yourself.
Posted by QuakerBooks on April 2, 2008 8:23 AM
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