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Human Smoke - The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization

Nicholson Baker

Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and '40s. 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 and examine the gradual, horrifying advance toward overt global war and Holocaust. Praised by critics and readers alike for his exquisitely observant eye and deft, inimitable prose, Baker has assembled a narrative within Human Smoke that unfolds gracefully, tragically, and persuasively. This is an unforgettable book that makes a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourns the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.

Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and '40s. 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 and examine the gradual, horrifying advance toward overt global war and Holocaust. Praised by critics and readers alike for his exquisitely observant eye and deft, inimitable prose, Baker has assembled a narrative within Human Smoke that unfolds gracefully, tragically, and persuasively. This is an unforgettable book that makes a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourns the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.
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Genres:

History

Description:

Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and '40s. 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 and examine the gradual, horrifying advance toward overt global war and Holocaust. Praised by critics and readers alike for his exquisitely observant eye and deft, inimitable prose, Baker has assembled a narrative within Human Smoke that unfolds gracefully, tragically, and persuasively. This is an unforgettable book that makes a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourns the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norman Dietz

Length:

14h 13m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

41:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

43:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:26