Stock Image

The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence and the Will of the People

Schell, Jonathan

125 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0713997664 / ISBN 13: 9780713997668
Published by Allen Lane
Used Condition: Used - Very Good Hardcover
From Powell's Bookstores Chicago, ABAA (Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 25, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 5.11 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

2004. Hardcover. some underlining Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # Z0161709

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence ...

Publisher: Allen Lane

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used - Very Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Throughout history civilisation has been shaped by war. Now, after a century of unprecedented devastation, it seems humankind is preparing to embark on another cycle of violence. Are we condemned to be in a state of perpetual warfare?Jonathan Schell has consistently been one of the most influential and eloquent voices in the debate about global warfare and the arms race. His bestseller, The Fate of the Earth, focussed on the case for nuclear disarmament and may have halped shape two decades of thinking about man?s relationship with agents of destruction. Now, as the international order is once more in a state of upheaval, Schell has written another provocative book that aims to point the way out of the bloodshed of the twentieth century.Schell strives to show how the underlying dynamics of history have often been shaped not by military actions, but by battles for the hearts and minds of the people. His close re-examinations of the British, French and Russian revolutions, the collapse of Soviet power in eastern Europe in 1989, the war in Vietnam and other key moments in history illustrate how all these events can be understood in a new way when viewed through the prism of non-violence. Schell?s aim is to show that there is, and always has been, an alternative to war as a way of directing human society.

About the Author:

Author of groundbreaking works, including The Time of Illusion, The Village of Ben Suc, and The Gift of Time (0-8050-5961-X), Jonathan Schell is a regular contributor to Harper’s, Foreign Affairs, and The Nation. He has taught at Yale, Princeton, and Wesleyan and is a fellow at the Nation Institute and Harvard’s Kennedy School. He lives in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Independent Bookstores since 1971.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All items subject to prior sale. No questions asked refunds within 60 days. For shipping rates, click "Shipping: Rates & Speed" above. Powells Bookstore Inc., 3429 W. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60632; catorders@powellschicago.com; 773-376- 8106. VAT: N/A.


Shipping Terms:

Orders ship within 2 business days. Domestic standard orders shipped via
USPS Bound Printed Matter; Domestic Expedited orders shipped via FedEx or UPS
Ground. All International orders shipped via courier, typically arriving
within 7-21 business days. Expedited and Standard International rates are the
same.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express