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Schell, Jonathan 1943-2014

Overview
Works: 68 works in 311 publications in 15 languages and 14,591 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Miscellanea  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Other, Speaker, Author of introduction
Classifications: UF767, 355.0217
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Schell
The fate of the earth by Jonathan Schell( Book )
71 editions published between 1912 and 1988 in 15 languages and held by 3,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the biological, political, social, and moral consequences of nuclear warfare and asks how such a holocaust might be prevented
The time of illusion by Jonathan Schell( Book )
14 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this book, which originated as a series of articles for 'The New Yorker', Jonathan Schell has written a reflective account of our nation's political life between the time President Richard Nixon took office, in January 1969, and the time he left office, in August 1974. The author has examined what seemed to be, as they occurred, a chaotic succession of random events, of arbitrary, contradictory, aberrant Presidential acts, and found a logical coherence that we thought were not there--an explanation for much that was unexplained and appeared inexplicable."--Jacket
The abolition by Jonathan Schell( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The village of Ben Suc by Jonathan Schell( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schell recounts how American forces destroyed a village caught up in the largest American military operation of the war -- he flies into Ben Suc in the attack helicopters, follows the assault on the village, and describes the fate of the villages after they have been taken to refugee camps
The unconquerable world : power, nonviolence, and the will of the people by Jonathan Schell( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues for an end to the belief that military domination is the best path to global peace, offering the tradition of nonviolent political action and passive resistance in its stead
The seventh decade : the new shape of nuclear danger by Jonathan Schell( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the growing danger of nuclear conflict since the end of the Cold War, citing issues such as the invasion of Iraq, nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea, and the rise of terrorism
The gift of time : the case for abolishing nuclear weapons now by Jonathan Schell( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Finnish and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a spirit of optimism and hope, Schell and those he interviews announce their belief that freeing the world of nuclear danger is today a realistic political goal. They urge all citizens "to end the forced cohabitation with horror, the shotgun marriage with final absurdity - to snap out of the trance of the Cold War, annul the double suicide pact ... and take the step that alone can free us from nuclear danger and corruption, namely, the abolition of nuclear weapons."
Observing the Nixon years : "Notes and comment" from the New Yorker on the Vietnam War and the Watergate crisis, 1969-1975 by Jonathan Schell( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The military half; an account of destruction in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin by Jonathan Schell( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unfinished twentieth century by Jonathan Schell( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how the nuclear build-up of the twentieth-century poses a new threat for the twenty-first century
History in Sherman Park : an American family and the Reagan-Mondale election by Jonathan Schell( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hole in the world : an unfolding story of war, protest, and the new American order by Jonathan Schell( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Infused with Jonathan Schell's characteristic compassion, these meditations were incisions into the received wisdoms of post-9/11 America. Drawing from historical precedents to comment on the current political and cultural situation, Schell presents compelling arguments against American's imperial ambitions, explores the dangers posed by the resurgence of nuclear proliferation, and argues that the public can and must hold their leaders accountable for their actions."--[book jacket]
The fate of the earth : and, the abolition by Jonathan Schell( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing in time : a political chronicle by Jonathan Schell( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schell wrote weekly columns in Newsday (and its sister newspaper, New York Newsday) from 1990 through 1996. This book examines the world-shaking events he covered during those years
The Jonathan Schell reader : on the United States at war, the long crisis of the American republic, and the fate of the earth by Jonathan Schell( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The forgotten bomb everything depends on remembering ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Cold War ended, worry about nuclear weapons also receded. But has the nuclear threat really receded as well? If the U.S. and Russia are no longer in an arms race, why are there nuclear weapons in both countries that are still on high alert? Filmmaker Bud Ryan sets out to discover what possible explanations there could be as to why the posture of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) still exists, and how the nuclear powers might free the world from this threat once and for all. The Forgotten Bomb examines the political and legal implications of nuclear weapons, but also digs deeper, into the cultural and psychological reasons behind the arsenal's existence. Bud Ryan's quest takes us from the homes of hibakusha (A-bomb survivors) in Japan, to an abandoned Uranium mine in New Mexico, to an underground Titan missile silo in Arizona. From these places, and many others, Ryan puts together the pieces of a puzzle that explain why we have the bomb, and how we might finally do away with it. Through interviews with atomic scientists, politicians, authors, statesmen, and atomic bomb survivors, The Forgotten Bomb examines what the bomb means to us all, and why we need to think about it again, now, even though the Cold War is long over
Final edition by Wallace Shawn( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Final Edition is a one-issue-only political magazine written by people who are aesthetes and literary writers and edited by Wallace Shawn, who seriously believes that part of our national problem is that the people who run the country have a crude and minimal imaginative life and are too little acquainted with the quartets of Beethoven. The issue consists of five pieces: "Before the Election'Fragments from a Diary 2004" by Wallace Shawn The diarist broods on the analogy between the addiction to pornography and nationalistic obsessions, and he wonders whether a collection of people who vote in a kind of sleepwalking ignorance can ever be called a democracy. "Invitation to a Degraded World" by Jonathan Schell In this essay, Schell meditates on the comic book/disaster movie view of life, in which bin Laden and George Bush are both immersed, and discusses the "standing army" stationed in all of our homes, the media. "The Webern Variations" by Mark Strand Strand's hauntingly delicious poem explores what is most poignantly beautiful, while exploring the themes of darkness, descent, decline, and nothingness. Wallace Shawn Interviews Noam Chomsky For those with no acquaintance with Chomsky, this could make a wonderful introduction, while offering surprising insights to those who know him well. Chomsky is electric with vitality, wit, and rage as he ranges ferociously across the present and ancient worlds, giving his thoughts on the development of the internet, the 2004 election, and the God of the Bible. In an odd way, the interview highlights the inspirational and optimistic quality of this enormously angry man. "The Twilight of the Superheroes" by Deborah Eisenberg In this brooding, passionate, and brilliant short story, Deborah Eisenberg paints a brutally honest portrait of New York City today and of our lives today, wherever we live. Through observing the lives of some sophisticated residents of the great metropolis, we encounter truths which are both poetic and deeply political
The real war : the classic reporting on the Vietnam War with a new essay by Jonathan Schell( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's Description: Jonathan Schell's extraordinary on-the-scene writing about Vietnam has stood the test of time in our continuing attempt to understand how and why the United States went to war-and how and why it lost. In "The Village of Ben Suc" written "with skill that many a veteran reporter will envy" (New York Times), Schell recounts how American forces destroyed a village caught up in the largest American military operation of the war-he flies into Ben Suc in the attack helicopters, follows the assault on the village, and describes the fate of the villages after they have been taken to refugee camps. In "Military Half," Schell describes the destruction of two entire provinces in South Vietnam by American bombing and ground operations-he flies in the air-control planes that guide the bombing and provides firsthand accounts of the runs and their results. In "Real War," Schell offers a personal look back at the war he reported decades before. The Real War is without equal in re-creating the sights, the sounds, and the feel of Vietnam
Die Abschaffung : Wege aus d. atomaren Bedrohung by Jonathan Schell( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Destin de la terre by Jonathan Schell( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Schell, Jonathan
Schell, Jonathan Edward 1943-2014
シェル, ジョナサン
シエル, ジヨナサン 1943-2014
Languages
English (172)
German (31)
Spanish (9)
Danish (3)
Italian (3)
Chinese (2)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
Romanian (2)
Swedish (2)
Finnish (2)
French (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Dutch (1)
Turkish (1)
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