The End of the World: A History

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Fromm International Publishing Corporation, 1982 - History - 384 pages
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Accounts of the apocalyptic endings of previous civilizations, cultures, and peoples--from the sack of Rome to Auschwitz--form an inquiry into disaster, atrocity and resilience

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User Review  - Leonard - Goodreads

I first read this book shortly after it was published in the early 1980. I was especially interested in the chapter "The New Jerusalem" which is about "deviant" Anabaptists who went far astray from ... Read full review

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A very informative, entertaining and thought-provoking book. Five stars. Read full review

Contents

The Great Flood
9
THE EYE OF GOD
109
IN OUR TIME
213
Copyright

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Otto Friedrich, born in 1929 in Boston, majored in history aOtto Friedrich, born in 1929 in Boston, majored in history at Harvard, where he received a degree magna cum laude in 194t Harvard, where he received a degree magna cum laude in 1948. He went to Europe and worked for the "Stars & Stripes" in8. He went to Europe and worked for the "Stars & Stripes" in Germany and United Press in Paris and London. Returning to Germany and United Press in Paris and London. Returning to New York, he served as an editor at the "Daily News, NewsweeNew York, he served as an editor at the "Daily News, Newsweek, " and the "Saturday Evening Post." He was managing editork, " and the "Saturday Evening Post." He was managing editor at the Post from 1965 until the magazine's suspension in 19 at the Post from 1965 until the magazine's suspension in 1969. Friedrich's account of the Post's last years, "Decline a69. Friedrich's account of the Post's last years, "Decline and Fall, " appeared in 1970 and was hailed as a classic of And Fall, " appeared in 1970 and was hailed as a classic of American journalism.' It won the George Polk Award as that yemerican journalism.' It won the George Polk Award as that year's best book on the press. Among his other books are "Befoar's best book on the press. Among his other books are "Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s " (1972); "re the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s " (1972); "Going Crazy: A Personal Inquiry" (1976); "The End of the WorGoing Crazy: A Personal Inquiry" (1976); "The End of the World: A History" (1982); "City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywoold: A History" (1982); "City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s" (1986); "Glenn Gould. A Life and Variations"d in the 1940s" (1986); "Glenn Gould. A Life and Variations" (1990); "Olympia. Paris in the Age of Manet" (1992); and "T (1990); "Olympia. Paris in the Age of Manet" (1992); and "The Kingdom of Auschwitz" (1994). Friedrich also wrote two nohe Kingdom of Auschwitz" (1994). Friedrich also wrote two novels and, in collaboration with his wife, nine children's bovels and, in collaboration with his wife, nine children's books. oks.

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