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Human smoke : the beginnings of World War II, the end of civilization / Nicholson Baker.

Baker, Nicholson, (author.).

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at SC LENDS.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 940.5311 Baker, Nicholson (Text) 25648452 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cherokee - Gaffney Library 940.5311 BAK (Text) 33636003032473 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Chester - Lewisville Branch 940.53 BAK (Text) 35301002656354 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Chesterfield - Main Library 940.53 BAK pb (Text) 30493100818062 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library 940.53B (Text) 33255002469766 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
York - York Branch 940.53 BAKER (Text) 33205008794212 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781416567844
  • ISBN: 1416567844
  • Physical Description: 566 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [529]-545) and index.
Summary, etc.:
This wide-ranging, fresh perspective on the political and social landscape that gave rise to World War II delivers a moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and 1940s. 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, suffering, and mercy. Vivid glimpses of political leaders and their dissenters illuminate the gradual, horrifying advance toward global war and holocaust. Baker's narrative unfolds gracefully, tragically, and persuasively, leaving a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourning the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.--From publisher description.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Causes.
Jews > Persecutions > Europe > History.

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