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Schell, Jonathan 1943-2014

Overview
Works: 69 works in 368 publications in 14 languages and 14,279 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Essays  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Miscellanea  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other
Classifications: UF767, 355.0217
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Schell
The fate of the earth by Jonathan Schell( Book )

77 editions published between 1912 and 1988 in 13 languages and held by 3,126 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 )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,448 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 )

23 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de huidige situatie met betrekking tot de kennis van kernwapens en de politieke stand van zaken, gevolgd door een voorstel om tot een proces van ontwapening te komen
The village of Ben Suc by Jonathan Schell( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 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 )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a visionary work that explores the limits of violence and charts an unexpectedly hopeful course toward a nonviolent future. At times of global crisis, Jonathan Schell's writings have presented influential alternatives to conventional, dead-end thinking. His classic bestseller, The Fate of the Earth, was hailed by the New York Times as "an event of profound historical moment." Now, as the world stands once more on the brink of upheaval, Schell reenters the fray with a lucid, impassioned, provocative book that points the way out of the unparalleled devastation that marked the 20th century toward another, more peaceful path. Tracing the unlimited expansion of violence to its culmination in nuclear stalemate, Schell uncovers a simultaneous but little-noted history of nonviolent action at every level of political life. His historical journey turns up seeds of nonviolence even in the bloody revolutions of America, France, and Russia, as well as in the people's wars of China and Vietnam. And his investigations into familiar history -- from Gandhi's independence movement in India to the explosion of civic activity that brought about the unpredicted collapse of the Soviet Union -- suggest foundations of an entirely new kind on which to construct an enduring peace. At a time when all-out war, with its risk of human extinction, must cease to play the role of final arbiter, The Unconquerable World, a bold book of global significance, offers the only realistic hope of safety. - Jacket flap
The seventh decade : the new shape of nuclear danger by Jonathan Schell( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 983 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Finnish and held by 808 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 )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military half; an account of destruction in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin by Jonathan Schell( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Military Half, legendary Vietnam War reporter for The New Yorker Jonathan Schell details the devastating effects of American bombings and ground operations on the provinces of Quang Ngai and Quang Tin in South Vietnam. Schell provides first-hand accounts of the bombing runs and how they contributed to the destruction of the two provinces, giving a new generation of Americans an inside look at why the Vietnam War, years after its conclusion, is still a hot topic of debate in our country
The unfinished twentieth century by Jonathan Schell( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 409 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 )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 305 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 277 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]
Writing in time : a political chronicle by Jonathan Schell( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 227 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 fate of the earth : and, the abolition by Jonathan Schell( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter Now combined in one volume, these two books helped focus national attention in the early 1980s on the movement for a nuclear freeze. The Fate of the Earth painted a chilling picture of the planet in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, while The Abolition offered a proposal for full-scale nuclear disarmament. With the recent tensions in India and Pakistan, and concerns about nuclear proliferation around the globe, public attention is once again focused on the worldwide nuclear situation. The author is at the forefront of the discussion. In February 1998, his lengthy essay constituted the centerpiece of a special, widely distributed issue of The Nation dealing with the nuclear arms race. The relevance of his two books for today's debates is undeniable, as many experts assert that the nuclear situation is more dangerous than ever
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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At times of global crisis, Jonathan Schell's writings have always presented nuanced and influential alternatives to conventional thinking. The moral clarity of his reportage first entered the public consciousness with his dispatches for The New Yorker on Vietnam. These seminal articles became The Village of Ben Suc (1967), a searing account that predicted the failure of Pentagon politics. Over the subsequent decades, Schell's varied and consistently prescient articles have articulated the now commonly held notion that image has replaced substance in politics; provided (in Fate of the Earth) an apocalyptic vision of nuclear war that revitalized the disarmament movement; and more recently, charted the rise of "the other superpower" the international peace movement that transcends country, class, and religion. As America finds itself at a crucial juncture both domestically and internationally, The Jonathan Schell Reader is vital reading for those who wish to better understand the history they have come from and the direction they should be heading toward. This book provides a landmark collection that spans the career of one of the leading thinkers and authors of our time
The forgotten bomb : everything depends on remembering( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 94 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-- http://forgottenbomb.com/about.htm
Final edition by Wallace Shawn( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only issue of a magazine edited by Wallace Shawn offers an essay by Jonathan Schell, a poem by Mark Strand, a conversation with Noam Chomsky, and a short story by Deborah Eisenberg. Each an attempt to realign our lives in the current of war, terrorism, info-tainment, and art
The real war : the classic reporting on the Vietnam War with a new essay by Jonathan Schell( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2000 in English and held by 61 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
La Destin de la terre by Jonathan Schell( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am Scheideweg : die Atomwaffen und die Zukunft der Erde by Jonathan Schell( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The unconquerable world : power, nonviolence, and the will of the people
Alternative Names
Jonathan Schell Amerikaans journalist (1943-2014)

Jonathan Schell US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

Schell, Jonathan

Schell, Jonathan Edward

Schell, Jonathan Edward 1943-2014

シェル, ジョナサン

シエル, ジヨナサン 1943-2014

シエルジヨナサン

乔纳森·谢尔

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The unconquerable world : power, nonviolence, and the will of the peopleThe seventh decade : the new shape of nuclear dangerThe gift of time : the case for abolishing nuclear weapons nowThe unfinished twentieth centuryA hole in the world : an unfolding story of war, protest, and the new American orderWriting in time : a political chronicleThe fate of the earth : and, the abolitionThe Jonathan Schell reader : on the United States at war, the long crisis of the American republic, and the fate of the earth