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Human smoke

Nicholson Baker

Human smoke

the beginning of the Second World War and the end of civilization

by Nicholson Baker

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes,
  • Jews -- Persecutions -- Europe -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementNicholson Baker.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD741 .B255 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18278648M
    ISBN 101416567844
    LC Control Number2007044108

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Using an all factual anecdote approach, Baker completely revised my thoughts on how WWII started, especially casting Churchill into a very gray figure and Roosevelt into a much more gray light than had ever been aware of.4/5. Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the Human smoke book myths that have romanticized much of the s and '40s.

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Incorporating meticulous research and well-documented sourcesincluding newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, and diariesthe book juxtaposes hundreds of interrelated moments of decision, brutality.

Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the s 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, /5().

Slowly, as you read, because of the variety in the tone and the shocking or tragic nature of the quotation, and because of how well chosen they are, “Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II. Trust a novelist to invent a new way of writing history.

Human Smoke is dedicated to those American and British pacifists and humanitarians who failed to prevent what Baker regards as a wholly Author: Ian Pindar.

Review of Nicholson Baker, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization. Human Smoke. by Nicholson Baker.

pp, Simon & Schuster, £ This book consists of hundreds of vignettes, arranged in chronological order, which provide a composite picture of the world sliding. human smoke the beginnings of world war ii, the end of civilization by nicholson baker ‧ release date: march 1,   Christopher Hitchens reviews Nicholson Baker's pacifist book about WWII "Human Smoke" from Audio excerpt from Hitchens latest essay collection "Arguably".

Read by Simon Prebble. The worst book of. mlevin. Published Janu Updated Ap Human Smoke, he wrote, is a "self-important, hand-wringing, moral mess of a book."Author: Mlevin. Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the s 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 /5(17). "In Human Smoke, Nicholson Baker turns his unrivaled literary talents to pacifism.

His portraits of Churchill's imperial arrogance, Franklin Roosevelt's anti-Semitism, the machinations of the arms merchants, the Germans' death wish, and the efforts of /5(96). Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the s 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. Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization () is a history of World War II that questions the commonly held belief that the Allies wanted to avoid the war at all costs but were forced into action by Hitler's unforgiving actions.

It consists largely of official government transcripts and other documents from the mater: Haverford College. In " Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization," (Simon & Schuster, $30, pages) he draws attention to the barbarity of Britain's war tactics and of its lionized.

Simon & Schuster, pages “Human Smoke” pretends to be a history of the origins of the Second World War. To begin with, its time frame and. “Human Smoke” is an unusual book even for Mr. Baker, whose career has unspooled in a way as unpredictable as one of his fastidiously meandering sentences.

For a while he was known as a sort. Nicholson Baker talked about his book, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, which is a collection of previously published news items from.

In Britain, we have become used to books debunking Winston Churchill and questioning whether it was such a good idea to fight a war with Nazi Germany that cost our empire.

But evidence of. Nicholson Baker’s book, Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization, offers a startlingly fresh perspective on the political necessities and military urges that fueled the global conflict, as well as on the moral quandaries these needs and impulses odd pages of text are built up from scores of discrete blocks of narrative — Author: James Mustich.Find books like Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization from the world’s largest community of readers.

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