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Author Kaufman, Andrew, 1969-

Title Give War and Peace a chance : Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times / Andrew D. Kaufman.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    891.73 Tolstoy,L KAU    Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250) and index.
Summary 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.
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.
Subject Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Voń≠na i mir.
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Appreciation.
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Influence.
ISBN 9781451644708 (hardcover)
1451644701 (hardcover)
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9781451644715 (pbk.)
145164471X (pbk.)

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