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    DescriptionIn this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, "New York Times "bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power. "Nonviolence" is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present-day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere. Kurlansky also brings into focus just why nonviolence is a "dangerous" idea, and asks such provocative questions as: Is there such a thing as a "just war"? Could nonviolence have worked against even the most evil regimes in history? Kurlansky draws from history twenty-five provocative lessons on the subject that we can use to effect change today. He shows how, time and again, violence is used to suppress nonviolence and its practitioners-Gandhi and Martin Luther King, for example; that the stated deterrence value of standing national armies and huge weapons arsenals is, at best, negligible; and, encouragingly, that much of the hard work necessary to begin a movement to end war is already complete. It simply needs to be embraced and accelerated. Engaging, scholarly, and brilliantly reasoned, "Nonviolence" is a work that compels readers to look at history in an entirely new way. This is not just a manifesto for our times but a trailblazing book whose time has come. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Nonviolence
    Subtitle
    The History of a Dangerous Idea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Kurlansky, Foreword by Dalai Lama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 203
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780812974478
    ISBN 10: 0812974476
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPA, JPH
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    B&T Approval Code: A40200000, A31453000
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000, POL043000
    DC21: 303.61
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: JPWD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI010000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 303.61, 303.6/1
    LC classification: HM1281 .K86 2008
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Modern Library
    Publication date
    08 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling and James A. Beard Award—winning author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World; Salt: A World History; 1968: The Year That Rocked the World; The Basque History of the World; and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell; as well as the novel Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue and several other books. He lives in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.