Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Paperback Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Mark Kurlansky, Foreword by Dalai Lama

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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Format: Paperback | 203 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 202mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 8 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0812974476
  • ISBN 13: 9780812974478
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 514,254

Product description

In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, New York Times bestselling author Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity--a course of action--rather than a mere state of mind, which is why it can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice.

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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."