Lest Innocent Blood be Shed

Lest Innocent Blood be Shed : The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There

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A brilliant classic of World War II literature, this passionate and uplifting book tells the miraculous story of a small French town's resistance to the Nazis and includes a new introduction by the author."The subject makes a deservedly beautiful book. Mr. Hallie is wholly equal to it."--Paul HorganA
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins,Australia
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0060925175
  • 9780060925178
  • 160,848

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"The subject makes a deservedly beautiful book. Mr. Hallie is wholly equal to it."--Paul Horgan"The thing that makes the story of this village supremely beautiful is simply that it happened. These events took place and therefore demand place in our view of the world. If awareness of history has pushed us to the point of losing faith in ourselves, the case may also be, as professor Hallie says, that 'redemption lies in remembering.' "Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed is one of the rarest of books, the kind that can change the way we live."--"Harper's"If, as has often been alleged, our old ethics do not work well, the alternatives work worse. But what is stunning about the people of Le Chambon is that the old ethics worked perfectly for them. Its citizens attained in virtue the perfection that in artistic creation or performance we recognize as glamorous--magical, mystifying, romantic, alluring. The Chamonnais set new standards of excellence."--"The New Yorker"After reading this book, one is compelled to think of "The Sorrow and the Pity...and the courage and the faith."--"New York Times Book Review
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3 20% (149)
2 5% (35)
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