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Washington and the Riddle of Peace

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Informationen zum Autor Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many g... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even including two books on recreational war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.[5][6][a] During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web.[7] His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakespeare of science fiction".[8] Wells rendered his works convincing by instilling commonplace detail alongside a single extraordinary assumption - dubbed "Wells's law" - leading Joseph Conrad to hail him in 1898 as "O Realist of the Fantastic!".[9] His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898) and the military science fiction The War in the Air (1907). Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.[10] Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context.[11] He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist.[12] Novels such as Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, which describe lower-middle-class life, led to the suggestion that he was a worthy successor to Charles Dickens,[13]but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole. A diabetic, Wells co-founded the charity The Diabetic Association (known today as Diabetes UK) in 1934 Herbert George Wells was born at Atlas House, 162 High Street in Bromley, Kent,[15] on 21 September 1866.[4] Called "Bertie" in the family, he was the fourth and last child of Joseph Wells (a former domestic gardener, and at the time a shopkeeper and professional cricketer) and his wife, Sarah Neal (a former domestic servant). An inheritance had allowed the family to acquire a shop in which they sold china and sporting goods, although it failed to prosper: the stock was old and worn out, and the location was poor. Joseph Wells managed to earn a meagre income, but little of it came from the shop and he received an unsteady amount of money from playing professional cricket for the Kent county team.[16] Payment for skilled bowlers and batsmen came from voluntary donations afterwards, or from small payments from the clubs where matches were played. Klappentext This volume contains a collection of twenty-nine papers written by H. G. Wells. The essays first appeared in the 'New York World'! the 'Chicago Tribune'! and many other American and European papers. They primarily concern post-war international politics! and would be of considerable utility to those with an interest in the subject. The essays include: "The Immensity of the Issue"! "Armaments - The futility of Mere Limitation"! "The Trail of Versailles - Two Great Powers are Silent and Absent"! "The Unknown Soldier of the Great War"! "The President at Arlington"! "The First Meeting"! and more. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a semina...

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This volume contains a collection of twenty-nine papers written by H. G. Wells. The essays first appeared in the 'New York World', the 'Chicago Tribune', and many other American and European papers. They primarily concern post-war international politics, and would be of considerable utility to those with an interest in the subject. The essays include: "The Immensity of the Issue", "Armaments - The futility of Mere Limitation", "The Trail of Versailles - Two Great Powers are Silent and Absent", "The Unknown Soldier of the Great War", "The President at Arlington", "The First Meeting", and more. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a seminal English writer whose notable works include "The War of the Worlds" (1897) and "The Time Machine" (1895). Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

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Titre: Washington and the Riddle of Peace
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Code EAN: 9781406775280
ISBN: 1406775282
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Budge Press
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 172
Poids: 225g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm x T9mm
Année: 2007