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The Education Of A True Believer

Author : Lev Kopelev
ISBN : UOM:39015013941698
Genre : Political Science
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Kopelev chronicles his early eager absorption of and his final tragic disillusionment with Soviet propaganda, recalling events from his carefree Jewish childhood in Kiev to his imprisonment in a labor camp
Category: Political Science

The True Believer

Author : Eric Hoffer
ISBN : 9780062029355
Genre : Social Science
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A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.
Category: Social Science

True Believer

Author : Kati Marton
ISBN : 9781476763767
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book transports the reader to a turbulent era in which fascism and Communism are on the rise and America retreats from the world. Noel Field joined the secret underground of the international Communist movement during a time of national collapse, when Communism promised the righting of all social and political wrongs. Many in Field's generation were seduced by its siren song, but none paid a higher price for his betrayal of his country and his family than Field. With a reporter's eye and a historian's grasp of the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century, Kati Marton captures Field's futile and tragic quest for a life of meaning, which caused his and his family's near destruction. Marton gained access to previously unavailable Soviet secret police records, reporting on figures from Alger Hiss, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and "Wild Bill" Donovan to Josef Stalin. She also had access to Field family correspondence, which offers an intimate portrait of the human drama. The story of an idealistic young American captured by a poisonous belief and manipulated by demagogues, True Believer is a book for our troubled time.--From dust jacket.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

True Believer

Author : Virginia Woolf
ISBN : 0784831025
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The second novel in a proposed trilogy about 15 year-old LaVaughn, as she begins to face a whole new set of emotions during her teenage years.

What You Need To Read To Know Just About Everything

Author : Allen L. Scarbrough
ISBN : 9780595243150
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is designed as a guide to the world's great literature for the uninitiated or marginally familiar. Author commentary guides the reader into the why's of each work and its importance for a self-education. Designed as a one year program for self education this book will also aid in the critical understanding of what literature has to offer the enlightened soul.
Category: Literary Criticism

Make Lemonade

Author : Virginia Euwer Wolff
ISBN : 0805080708
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Education Of A Christian Society

Author : N Scott Amos
ISBN : 9781351890908
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Throughout the sixteenth century, political and intellectual developments in Britain and The Netherlands were closely intertwined. At different times religious refugees from one or other country found a secure haven across the Channel, and a constant interchange of books, ideas and personnel underscored the affinity of lands which both made a painful progress towards Protestantism during the course of the century. This collection of ten new studies, all by specialists active in the field, explores the full ramifications of these links, from the first intellectual contacts inspired by the growth of Humanism to the planting of established Protestant churches. With contributions from specialists in art history, literary studies and history, the volume also underscores the vitality of new research in this field and points the way to several new departures in the field of Reformation and Renaissance studies.

Humanizing The Education Machine

Author : Rex Miller
ISBN : 9781119283102
Genre : Business & Economics
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What Institutions Can and Cannot Do
Category: Business & Economics

Eric Hoffer

Author : Tom Bethell
ISBN : 9780817914165
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Jews In Russian Literature After The October Revolution

Author : Efraim Sicher
ISBN : 0521481090
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The story of four famous Jews writing in Russian in the early Soviet period, attempting to resolve their cultural and political identities.
Category: Literary Criticism