Prophets of Doom
"Without belittling or condemning, Cohen provides readers with an intriguing & entertaining analysis of some of the soothsaying men & women who have predicted the end of the world."-Booklist The millenium edition represents both a revision & an expansion of the original 1993 book, which was named both a "1993 Book of the Year" by the Child Study Association & a "1994 Book for the Teenage" by the New York Public Library.
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