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The Resource Human smoke : the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization, Nicholson Baker

Human smoke : the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization, Nicholson Baker

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Human smoke : the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization
Title
Human smoke
Title remainder
the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Nicholson Baker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This wide-ranging, fresh perspective on the political and social landscape that gave rise to World War II delivers a moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and 1940s. Incorporating meticulous research and well-documented sources--including newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, and diaries--the book juxtaposes hundreds of interrelated moments of decision, brutality, suffering, and mercy. Vivid glimpses of political leaders and their dissenters illuminate the gradual, horrifying advance toward global war and holocaust. Baker's narrative unfolds gracefully, tragically, and persuasively, leaving a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourning the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.--From publisher description
  • "Bestselling author Nicholson Baker has created a compelling work of nonfiction bound to provoke discussion and controversy - a wide-ranging perspective on the political and social landscape that gave rise to World War II." "Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and '40s. Incorporating meticulous research and well-documented sources - including newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, and diaries - the book juxtaposes hundreds of interrelated moments of decision, brutality, suffering, and mercy. Vivid glimpses of political leaders and their dissenters illuminate and examine the gradual, horrifying advance toward overt global war and Holocaust."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Baker, Nicholson
Dewey number
940.53/11
Index
index present
LC call number
D741
LC item number
.B255 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
Label
Human smoke : the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization, Nicholson Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [529]-545) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
177069367
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781416567844
Lccn
2007044108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)177069367
Label
Human smoke : the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization, Nicholson Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [529]-545) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
177069367
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
566 pages
Isbn
9781416567844
Lccn
2007044108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)177069367

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