Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays

Аудиокнига Thank God for the Atom Bomb and Other Essays

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&quote;This is not a book to promote tranquility, and readers in quest of peace of mind should look elsewhere,&quote; writes Paul Fussell in the foreword to this original, sharp, tart, and thoroughly engaging work. The celebrated author focuses his lethal wit on habitual euphemizers, artistically pretentious third-rate novelists, sexual puritans, and the &quote;Disneyfiers of life.&quote; He moves from the inflammatory title piece on the morality of dropping the bomb on Hiroshima to a hilarious disquisition on the &quote;naturist movement&quote;, to essays on the meaning of the Indy 500 race, on George Orwell, and on the shift in men's chivalric impulses toward their mothers. Fussell's &quote;frighteningly acute eye for the manners, mores, and cultural tastes of Americans&quote; (New York Times Book Review) is abundantly evident in this entertaining dissection of the enemies of truth, beauty, and justice.

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