Forgotten Fatherland: The Search for Elisabeth Nietzsche (Paperback)
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Short Description for Forgotten Fatherland From the bestselling author of "Operation Mincemeat" and "Agent Zigzag" comes the fascinating story of Elisabeth Nietzsche--sister of the famed philosopher--and her insane attempt to found a utopian colony in the jungles of Paraguay in the late 19th century.
- Published: 14 March 2013
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781408838150 ISBN 10: 140883815X
- Sales rank: 460,306
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Reviews for Forgotten Fatherland
Promising, but lacks where it matters
The book is no academic work and does not pretend to be, written by a journalist in a journalistic fashion.
The author has done a very good job to present the history of Paraguay and a smattering of discussion regarding Nietzsche's philosophy.
The breadth of the work certainly warrants merit and fills in important details of academia otherwise lacking.
My one major criticism of the work concerns the actual colony itself. If we remove the above mentioned discussions then the colony, the primary topic of the book, occupies less than 1/6th of the work. by Matthew Tones