The True Believer

Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062029355
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A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

The True Believer

Author: Eric Hoffer
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ISBN: 9780061152542
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Presents an analysis of the psychology of mass movements, whether religious, social, or nationalist, identifying the traits they have in common, and looking at the types of people who participate in such movements.

Eric Hoffer

Author: Tom Bethell
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 0817914161
Size: 24.13 MB
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Drawn from Eric Hoffer's private papers as well as interviews with those who knew him, this detailed biography paints a picture of a truly original American thinker and writer. Author Tom Bethell interviewed Hoffer in the years just before his death, and his meticulous accounts of those meetings offer new insights into the man known as the "Longshoreman Philosopher."

Reflections On The Human Condition

Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Hopewell Publications Llc
ISBN: 9781933435145
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Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. Reflections on the Human Condition is a collection of poignant aphorisms taken from his writings.

The Temper Of Our Time

Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Hopewell Publications Llc
ISBN: 9781933435220
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Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. The Temper of Our Time examines the influence of the juvenile mentality, the rise of automation, the black revolution, the regression of the back-to-nature movement, the intellectual vs. learning, and other relevent issues.

What You Need To Read To Know Just About Everything

Author: Allen L. Scarbrough
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595243150
Size: 12.18 MB
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This book is designed as a guide to the world's great literature for the uninitiated or marginally familiar. Author commentary guides the reader into the why's of each work and its importance for a self-education. Designed as a one year program for self education this book will also aid in the critical understanding of what literature has to offer the enlightened soul.

The Unknown Darkness

Author: Gregg O. McCrary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060509589
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In basement offices three stories below the ground at the FBI's Academy in Quantico, Virginia, former Supervisory Agent Gregg McCrary was among the first generation of the most elite force for criminal investigation in the world. In The Unknown Darkness, McCrary takes the reader behind the crime scene to examine in raw first–person close–up the lethal competition between America's most dangerous predators and the dedicated souls who pledge to put them away. McCrary's 25 years in the Bureau have yielded over 1000 cases to draw upon. The 10 he describes in the book reveal the strengths and pitfalls of modern criminal investigation. McCrary is not afraid to answer the questions most often skirted by the others: what happens at the crime scene, what kind of person does it take to grapple with the serial killers among us, and exactly how do we disarm the enemy?

From Benito Mussolini To Hugo Chavez

Author: Paul Hollander
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107071038
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This book explores the roots of reverence and admiration expressed by many distinguished Western intellectuals for ruthless dictators.

Truth Imagined

Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Hopewell Publications Llc
ISBN: 9781933435015
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Blind as a child, Eric Hoffer--one of Americas most important thinkers and the author of The True Beleiver--regained his sight at the age of fifteen and became a voracious reader. At eighteen, fate would take his remaining family, sending him on the road with three hundred dollars and into the life of a Depression Era migrant worker, but his appetite for knowledge-history, science, mankind-remained and formed the basis for his insights on human nature. Filled with timeless aphorisms and entertaining stories, Truth Imagined tracks Hoffers years on the road, which served as the breeding ground for his most fertile thoughts.