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Paxton, George 1938-

Overview
Works: 3 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 64 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by George Paxton
Gandhi and the contemporary world : essays to mark the 125th anniversary of his birth( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonja Schlesin, Gandhi's South African secretary by George Paxton( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonviolent resistance to the Nazis by George Paxton( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War is an extremely costly means of responding to conflict and yet nonviolent defence of a country is normally considered unrealistic because it is considered ineffectual against a ruthless opponent. This book tries to demonstrate otherwise by looking at historical facts focusing on the Nazi tyranny as a specific case. In reality, nonviolent resistance to the Third Reich took place in the occupied countries as well as in Germany itself. While not on a scale to bring down the regime its potential to do so is clearly demonstrated in this well-argued account. More speculatively, the author looks at principled Gandhian nonviolence and asks if this approach would have affected the nature of the resistance"--Back cover
 
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Audience level: 0.77 (from 0.73 for Nonviolent ... to 0.79 for Gandhi and ...)

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