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Human Smoke

Human Smoke

(2008)
The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
A non fiction book by

 
Bestselling author Nicholson Baker, recognized as one of the most dexterous and talented writers in America today, has created a compelling work of nonfiction bound to provoke discussion and controversy -- a wide-ranging, astonishingly fresh perspective on the political and social landscape that gave rise to World War II.

Human Smoke delivers a closely textured, deeply moving indictment of the treasured myths that have romanticized much of the 1930s and '40s. Incorporating meticulous research and well-documented sources -- including newspaper and magazine articles, radio speeches, memoirs, and diaries -- the book juxtaposes hundreds of interrelated moments of decision, brutality, suffering, and mercy. Vivid glimpses of political leaders and their dissenters illuminate and examine the gradual, horrifying advance toward overt global war and Holocaust.

Praised by critics and readers alike for his exquisitely observant eye and deft, inimitable prose, Baker has assembled a narrative within Human Smoke that unfolds gracefully, tragically, and persuasively. This is an unforgettable book that makes a profound impact on our perceptions of historical events and mourns the unthinkable loss humanity has borne at its own hand.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4165-6784-4 / 978-1-4165-6784-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-84737-274-0 / 978-1-84737-274-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4165-7246-5 / 978-1-4165-7246-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-84739-318-7 / 978-1-84739-318-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-84737-303-8 / 978-1-84737-303-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4001-0789-X / 978-1-4001-0789-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4001-3789-6 / 978-1-4001-3789-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
ISBN: 1-4001-5789-7 / 978-1-4001-5789-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
Author(s): Nicholson Baker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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