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Nonviolence Mark Kurlansky

Nonviolence By Mark Kurlansky

Nonviolence by Mark Kurlansky


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Summary

The conventional history of nations, even continents, is a history of warfare.

Nonviolence Summary

Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky

The conventional history of nations, even continents, is a history of warfare. According to this view, all the important ideas and significant changes of humankind occured as part of an effort to win one violent, bloody conflict or another.

But there have always been a few who refused to fight. Following the grand sweep of history from Confucius to Tolstoy, Erasmus to Gandhi, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky traces pacifism and its proponents to show how many modern ideas, a united Europe, the United Nations, and the abolition of slavery - originated in non-violence movements.

Nonviolence Reviews

This is a magnificent achievement * Daily Telegraph *
Erudite and eloquent * Economist *
Kurlansky writes history with his heart firmly on his sleeve, unashamedly hopeful that people are becoming more tired of war, quicker to condemn it -- Adam Forrest * Sunday Herald *
Short and punchy and has a good heart... fascinating, vibrant and thought-provoking * Scotland on Sunday *
This book is crammed with historical fact... thought provoking * Financial Times *

About Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky is the bestselling author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (winner of the Glenfiddich Best Food Book Award), The Basque History of the World, Salt: A World History, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, a short story collection The White Man in the Tree and a novel Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue (all published by Cape and Vintage). He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Additional information

GOR003199578
9780099494126
0099494124
Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20071101
224
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