The Ordeal of Change

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Buccaneer Books, 1996 - Political Science - 124 pages
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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Hoffer's section on 'Scribe, Writer, and Rebel' is fascinating, eg: "Still, despite their common ancestry, there is a fundamental difference between the writer's and the rebel's attitude toward the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clive Hendelson - Goodreads

The Ordeal of Change is a collection of essays by Eric Hoffer which examine the patterns and influences involved in social and cultural change. Hoffer is especially interested in what causes a nation ... Read full review

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Eric Hoffer (1902 -- 1983) was self-educated. He worked in restaurants, as a migrant fieldworker, and as a gold prospector. After Pearl Harbor, he worked as a longshoreman in San Francisco for twenty-five years. The author of more than ten books, including "The Passionate State of Mind, The Ordeal of Change", and "The Temper of Our Time, " Eric Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.

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