Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. Nowhere is this more evident than in Hoffer's seminal work, The Ordeal of Change, ...Read MoreEric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. Nowhere is this more evident than in Hoffer's seminal work, The Ordeal of Change, essays on the duality and essentiality of change in man throughout history.Read Less
Fair. Some wear to dust jacket. Library copy with standard marks, labels, pocket, etc. Binding split at title page and 54-55, all pages intact. Liquid damage has caused wrinkling and staining to interior. Wear to cover with boards exposed at edges. Staining, chipping, and discoloration on page edges. Some passages marked and underlined. Text clear. Suitable as a reading copy if handled with care. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a n.
150 pages. Softcover. Poor condition. Cover has slight chips and scratches. ESSAYS. "Almost every sentence has sparkle and substance; almost every chapter contains closely-reasoned arguments that can convince you that assumptions you have always carelessly held are not true, and that open new and promising lines of thought."-Maurice Dolbier, The New York Herald Tribune. (Key Words: Essays, Eric Hoffer, Arguments, Religion, Knowledge, Communism).
Very Good+ Marfree P110 in blue wraps VG+; tiny name, not o/w marked-in, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 120 pages; Down-to-earth philosophy and insight into change, Nov 6, 2000 By "leffing@hotmail^com" (Cayey, PR USA)-Eric Hoffer is a remarkable individual, a self-educated philosopher and original thinker. He made an incredible impact years ago with his first book, The True Believer, which became a cult classic. A generation later, it has been (temporarily) forgotten, along with his second book, which never received the recognition it deserved. The Ordeal of Change relates how human beings deal with change in a series of essays that are both easy to relate to, meaningful to academics and lay people alike, and reflective of scholarship and common-sense. Why are we both attracted to and afraid of change? Hoffer's very readable book answers these questions in understandable and well-grounded terms. I have recommended this book to a dozen executives who have had to deal with resistance to change in their organizations, and somehow never came across this remarkable work by a San Francisco longshoreman who is a rival as a thinker to the best of more recognized intellectuals. Surprise someone whose mind you admire and wish to challenge with this as a gift, and do yourself a favor, proving that you can compete in the world of ideas. I didn't get my copy back from the last person I loaned it to, and can't remember who it was, so I have to buy a second copy of one of my all time favorites.
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