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Give War and Peace a chance : Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times

Author: Andrew Kaufman
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Considered by many critics the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is also one of the most feared. What is it readers see in a book about the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s? A mirror of our times. At its core it's a novel about human beings attempting to create a meaningful life for themselves in a country torn apart by war, social change, political intrigue, and spiritual confusion. Kaufman demonstrates  Read more...
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Named Person: Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Leo Tolstoy, graf; Lev N Tolstoj
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Kaufman
ISBN: 9781451644708 1451644701 9781451644715 145164471X
OCLC Number: 852226564
Description: xvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Plans --
Imagination --
Rupture --
Success --
Idealism --
Happiness --
Love --
Family --
Courage --
Death --
Perseverance --
Truth --
Appendix 1. Meet Leo Tolstoy : a chronology of the writer's life --
Appendix 2. Who's who in War and Peace? : a guide to characters' names.
Responsibility: Andrew D. Kaufman.

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Considered by many critics the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is also one of the most feared. What is it readers see in a book about the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s? A mirror of our times. At its core it's a novel about human beings attempting to create a meaningful life for themselves in a country torn apart by war, social change, political intrigue, and spiritual confusion. Kaufman demonstrates how Tolstoy's wisdom can help us live fuller, more meaningful lives.

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