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Cold War letters

Author: Thomas Merton; Christine M Bochen; William Henry Shannon
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2006.
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"Published for the first time in book form, this collection of 111 letters from Thomas Merton to friends, activists, artists, and intellectuals was written between October 1961 and October 1962. As the world seemed to tumble toward a nuclear apocalypse, Merton sought to create a community of concern that might raise a moral counterweight to the forces of fear and destruction."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
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Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Cold War letters.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2006
(OCoLC)624630513
Named Person: Thomas Merton; Thomas Merton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Christine M Bochen; William Henry Shannon
ISBN: 1570756627 9781570756627
OCLC Number: 71210109
Description: xxxiv, 206 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / James W. Douglass --
Preface / William H. Shannon --
Introduction / Christine M. Bochen --
Cold War letters --
Preface / Thomas Merton --
The letters. To Etta Gullick, Oxford, October 25, 1961 --
To John C. Heidbrink, Nyack, N.Y., October 30, 1961 --
To Paulo Alceu Amoroso Lima, Rio de Janeiro, November 1961 --
To Maynard Shelby, Newton, Kans., December 1961 --
To Erich Fromm, Mexico City, December 1961 --
T. Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, Washington, D.C., December 7, 1961 --
To Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Francisco, Calif., December 1961 --
To Bruno Schlesinger, Notre Dame, Ind., December 13, 1961 --
To Archb. Thomas Roberts, S.J., London, December 1961 --
To Ethel Kennedy, Washington, D.C., December 1961 --
To Dorothy Day, New York, December 20, 1961 --
To Edward Deming Andrews, Pittsfield, Mass., December 21, 1961 --
To Josiah G. Chatham, Jackson, Miss., December 1961 --
To Etta Gullick, Oxford, December 22, 1961 --
To Jeanne Burdick, Topeka, Kans., December 26, 1961 --
To Robert Lax, New York, December 1961 --
To Clare Boothe Luce, New York, December 1961 or January 1962 --
To Walter Stein, Leeds, England, December 1961 or January 1962 --
To Jean Goss-Mayr, Vienna, January 1, 1962 --
To Sister Therese Lentfoehr, S.D.S. Wisconsin, January 11, 1962 --
To Gordon Zahn, Chicago, Ill., January 11, 1962 --
To Sister Emmanuel de Souza y Silva, O.S.B., Petrópolis, Brazil, January 16, 1962 --
To John Cuthbert Ford, S.J., Washington, D.C., January 1962 --
To Mary Childs Black, Williamsburg, Va., c. January 24, 1962 --
To Victor Hammer, Lexington, Ky., c. January 25, 1962 --
To James H. Forest, New York, January 29, 1962 --
To Wilbur H. Ferry, Santa Barbara, Calif., January 30, 1962 --
To Evora Arca de Sardinia, Miami, Fla., January 31, 1962 --
To Elsa Englander, Linz, Austria, February 4, 1962 --
To Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, Washington, D.C., February 4, 1962 --
To James H. Forest, New York, February 6, 1962 --
To Frank J. Sheed, New York, February 1962 --
To Edward Rice, New York, February 10, 1962 --
To Bruno P. Schlesinger, Notre Dame, Ind., February 10, 1962 --
To Karl Stern, Montreal, February 1962 --
To James Roy Newman, Washington, February 1962 --
To Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Winnipeg, February 15, 1962 --
To John C. Heidbrink, Nyack, N.Y., February 15, 1962 --
To Wilbur H. Ferry, Mexico, February 17, 1962 --
To Robert Lax, New York, February 1962 --
To Rabbi Steven Schwarzschild, Boston, Mass., February 24, 1962 --
To Mother Angela Collins, O.C.D., Louisville, Ky., February 1962 --
To Tashi Tshering, Seattle, Wash., February-March 1962 --
To Ad Reinhardt, New York, February-March 1962 --
To Steve Eisner, Detroit, Mich., February-March 1962 --
To Justus George Lawler, Chicago, Ill., February-March 1962 --
To W.H. Ferry, Santa Barbara, Calif., March 6, 1962 --
To the editors of The Commonweal, March 1962 --
To W.D. (unidentified), Oyster Bay, N.Y. --
To Sr. Mary Madeleva, Notre Dame, Ind., March 1962 --
To Herbert Mason, Gorham, Maine, March 9, 1962 --
To Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, Washington, D.C., March 1962 --
To Gerald Landry, Glen Garden, N.J., March 1962 --
To Msgr. John Tracy Ellis, Washington, D.C., March 1962 --
To Czeslaw Milosz, Berkeley, Calif., March 1962 --
To Thomas J. Liang, Oakland, Calif., March 1962 --
To Frank J. Sheed, New York, March 1962 --
To Kilian McDonnell, Trier, Germany, March 1962 --
To Justus George Lawler, Chicago, Ill., March 1962 --
To James H. Forest, Hart's Island (prison), N.Y., March 28, 1962 --
To Thomas McDonnell, Boston, Mass., c. March 28, 1962 --
To Etta Gullick, Oxford, March 30, 1962 --
To Thomas McDonnell, Boston, Mass. April 1962 --
To Allan Forbes, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa., April 1962 --
To Roger de Ganck, O.C.S.O., Belgium, April 1962 --
To Abdul Aziz, Pakistan, April 4, 1962 --
To Leo Szilard, Washington, D.C., April 12, 1962 --
To James H. Forest, New York, April 29, 1962 --
To Justus George Lawler, Chicago, Ill, April or May 1962 --
To Victor Hammer, Lexington, Ky., May 1962 --
To Allan Forbes, Jr., Cambridge, Mass., May 1962 --
To Roger Caillos, Buenos Aires, May 1962 --
To Valerie Delacorte, New York, May 1962 --
To Robert McGregor, New York, May 1962 --
To Nuns, Sisters of Loretto (making final vows), Kentucky, May 29, 1962 --
To W.H. Ferry, Santa Barbara, Calif., June 4, 1962 --
To Robert Lax, New York, June 4, 1962 --
To Catherine de Hueck (Doherty), Ontario, June 4, 1962 --
To Ray Livingston, Minneapolis, Minn. June 1962 --
To William Robert Miller, Baltimore, . Md., June 1962 --
To John C.H. Wu, Newark, N.J. June 7, 1962 --
To John Harris, England, June 8, 1962 --
To Father J. Whitney Evans, Duluth, Minn., June 13, 1962 --
To Will Watkins, San Francisco, Calif., June 15, 1962 --
To Dorothy Day, New York, June 16, 1962 --
To Carl Kline, Wisconsin, June 1962 --
To Gwen Myers, Watertown, Maine, June 1962 --
To John Whitman Sears, San Mateo, Calif., June 23, 1962 --
To D. Brendan Nagle, Malibu, Calif., June or July 1962 --
To Sister Elaine Michael Bane, O.S.F., Allegany, N.Y., July 4, 1962 --
To Henry Miller, Paris, July 9, 1963 --
To Evora Arca de Sardinia, Miami, Fla., August 2, 1962 --
To Elbert R. Sisson, Maryland, August 2, 1962 --
To Henry Miller, Pacific Palisades, Calif., August 7, 1962 --
To Joost A.M. Meerlo, New York, August 1962 --
To Allan Forbes, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa., August 1962 --
To the Hon. Shinzo Hamai, Mayor of Hiroshima, Japan, August 9, 1962 --
To Mark Van Doren, Connecticut, August 9, 1962 --
To Robert J. McCracken, Iowa, August 1962 --
To James H. Forest, New York, August 27, 1962 --
To Lou Silberman, Nashville, Tenn., September 19, 1962 --
To Leslie Dewart, Toronto, September 1962 --
To Dan Shay, Detroit, Mich., September 1962 --
To Charles Thompson, London, September 27, 1962 --
To Elsa Englander, Linz, Austria, September 30, 1962 --
To Dallas Smythe, Urbana, Ill., October 22, 1962 --
To Etta Gullick, Oxford, October 29 1962 --
To Evora Arca de Sardinia, Miami, Fla., October 29, 1962 --
To George Dunne, Washington, D.C., October 30, 1962 --
To Rabbi Everett Gendler, Princeton, N.J., October 1962.
Responsibility: Thomas Merton ; edited by Christine M. Bochen and William H. Shannon.
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