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The true believer : thoughts on the nature of mass movements

Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, [2019] ©1951
Series: Harper Perennial resistance library; Harper Perennial modern thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Called a "brilliant and original inquiry" and "a genuine contribution to our social  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Hoffer
ISBN: 9780062930866 0062930869
OCLC Number: 1078760728
Notes: Originally published by Harper & Row, Publishers, in 1951 -- Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 220 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Harper Perennial resistance library; Harper Perennial modern thought.
Responsibility: Eric Hoffer.

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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. Called a "brilliant and original inquiry" and "a genuine contribution to our social thought" by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., this landmark in the field of social psychology is completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today as it delivers a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one."--Amazon.com.

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