End of the World

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A spectacular, fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of disaster--from Thucydides to CNN, from Pompeii to the Holocaust. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived them.
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Drawings New York 2000 Soft Cover First Printing New 7 x 9 x 1 " 0312252641 2000 Softcover book...BRAND NEW from 2000 publisher...Never opened, Never owned......small thin red ... line bottom edge...Introduction by Simon Schama...7 x 9 " size; 297 pages...The Romans at Pompeii, the confederates at Richmond, and the German Jews in 1938 all had reason to believe that the world was ending...But when the storm had passed and the dust had cleared, no matter what the destruction, the world remained...This fascinating colection contains works by diverse historians, including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, da Vinci, Voltaire, Freud, Mencken, and Picasso...Mary Chesnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1917; Primo Levy fights for food in Auschwitz...Soldiers from every major war from Ancient Rome through Vietnam march toward death; a writer toils while the Black Plague topples those around him; a monk watches the Aztec Empire fa Read more Show Less

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Overview

A spectacular, fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of disaster--from Thucydides to CNN, from Pompeii to the Holocaust. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived them.
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Editorial Reviews

L.S. Klepp
Some of the slices of history have the stark immediacy of great photographs... Entertainment Weekly
L.S. Klepp
Some of the slices of history have the stark immediacy of great photographs... Entertainment Weekly
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The end of the world, this varied and often vivid anthology reminds us, has always been largely a matter of personal interpretation. If one's society seems to be collapsing, this must inevitably mean that the larger world is tottering, too. Lapham, the editor-in-chief of Harper's magazine, has assembled brief reports from a variety of disasters (ranging from the biblical account of the destruction of Sodom up to the collapse of the Soviet empire) that offer firsthand impressions of the impact of natural and man-made disasters on society. Drawing from histories, letters, memoirs, and period reports, Lapham's anthology reminds us how important a role disaster has had in circumscribing a civilization's influence (from Rome to Russia). It also offers an often moving record of the way in which humans have struggled to deal with everything from invasions to the Holocaust. Lapham's decision to focus on gifted writers (a roster that includes Thucydides, Boccaccio, John Donne, Voltaire, the Shelleys, Karl Marx, Henry Adams, Sigmund Freud, and Primo Levi) makes for a particularly readable collection, though one somewhat lacking in a feel for the experience of ordinary humans in a time of woe. Nonetheless, an intriguing and stimulating collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312252649
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2000
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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