True Believer Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

ISBN-10: 0060505915
ISBN-13: 9780060505912
Authors: 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.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

Author bio:

Eric Hoffer (1902 -- 1983) was self-educated. He worked in restaurants, as a migrant fieldworker, and as a gold prospector. After Pearl Harbor, he worked as a longshoreman in San Francisco for twenty-five years. The author of more than ten books, including The Passionate State of Mind, The Ordeal of Change , and The Temper of Our Time, Eric Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Number of pages: 192 Dimensions: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.43" tall Weight: 0.528 lbs. Language: English