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THE END OF THE WORLD., Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck.  Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et

Author Name    Lapham, Lewis H., ed. w/Peter T. Struck. Intro. by Simon Schama. (Polybius, Suetonius, Josephus, Nostrdamus, Voltaire, Robespierre, Edmund Burke, Charled Darwin, Karl Marx, Jack London, Siegfried Sassoon, H.L. Mencken, Primo Levi, Rachel Carson, et

Title   THE END OF THE WORLD.

Publisher    St. Martin's, New York, 1998.

Seller ID   24035

297 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312192649 B&w illustrations. "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 still turned. This fascinating collection contains works by diverse historians including Plato, Thucydides, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, John Donne, Freud, Mencken, a n d P i casso. Mary Chestnut writes in her diary as the Confederacy crumbles around her; Jack London describes the great earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906; a Bolshevik watches the Winter Palace fall in 1917; a Polish poet fights for f oo d in Au sc hwitz. 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 fall to the Spaniards; the Middle Passage de fi es hu man i ty and life. The most famous episodes of human tragedy are described by the men and women who lived. them. With an introduction by Simon Schama, this fully illustrated anthology of first-person accounts of diaster from Thucydides t o C NN, fr om P om pei i to the Holocaust, is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring, as terrifying as it is fascinating." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, mi nor rubb ing, 2" w rin kle on fr ont panel. Very Good/Very Good+

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