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Devastating Eden: The Search for Utopia in America e-book

Author:

Brian Thompson

Language:

English

Category:

History

Subcategory:

Americas

ePub size:

1901 kb

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Rating:

4.6

Publisher:

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (July 19, 2004)

Pages:

320

ISBN:

0007137389

Devastating Eden: The Search for Utopia in America e-book

by Brian Thompson


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Or A Plan to Beat the Devil! A brilliant narrative history of Harmony, Robert Owen -the attempt to found an idealistic community in the town.

HarperCollins, £20; 320pp. Attempted suicide isn’t usually funny, but you have to wonder whether a Mr Greenwood, of New Harmony, Indiana, might not have found a respectable living in comic opera had things turned out differently. As it was, they turned out dreadfully. Greenwood was, by the late spring of 1827, an elderly and miserable chap.

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Harmony, Indiana was a frontier settlement by the Wabash River founded in the early years of the 19th century by a group of émigré workers from the Upper Rhine, led by a nonconformist preacher called George Rapp.

Brim Thompson’s new book describes an earlier and less disastrous experiment in human perfectibility.

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This is a list of dystopian films. A dystopia is an imaginary community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is literally translated from Greek as "not-good place", an antonym of utopia

This is a list of dystopian films. It is literally translated from Greek as "not-good place", an antonym of utopia. Such societies appear in many artistic works, particularly in stories set in a future. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, ruthless megacorporations, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a dramatic decline in society.

And buttressing the narrative throughout are letters and memos that illuminate the stories behind the stories-from the original back-and-forth resulting in Thompson's first pieces to the meticulous planning for his reporting of the '72 campaign. Simply put, FEAR AND LOATHING AT ROLLING STONE is the definitive work of the magazine's most popular writer.

Город: New York, NYПодписчиков: 1 ты. себе: A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event, DA. . себе: A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event, DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA is now in performances at the intimate Hudson Theatre through Feb 16 only.

Or A Plan to Beat the Devil! A brilliant narrative history of Harmony, Robert Owen -the attempt to found an idealistic community in the town. And its miserable failure. This is the story of two experiments in Idealism, under the leadership of two remarkable and very different men. George Rapp, along with his 800 followers from Germany came to the New World in 1815, and founded the town of Harmony in Indiana. Preparing for the imminent coming of Christ, they lived in piety, abstained from sexual relations and worked hard under Rapp's leadership, holding all goods in common. Except, that is, from the profits in gold that Rapp horded under his blanket: the fruits of Harmony's economic miracle. In 1825 Rapp left for Germany, and sold the town to Robert Owen, British millionaire, mill owner and later, founder of the Co-operative Movement. Owen re-named the town New Harmony and changed the experiment to one where a system of communistic societies would become a model for the entire world. In just 5 years, New Harmony had sunk from being a crucible of great ideas to a fable about human inadequacy. Both Owen and Rapp were ruthless achievers; inspired men whose social experiments throw up larger questions about how we interpret human nature. Rapp, a penniless peasant, persuaded 800 landless neighbours to follow him across an ocean. Owen invited the world to the little town on the Wabash. Rapp made a fortune, Owen lost one. Thompson's enormous storytelling abilities, wit and novelistic sensibilities are perfectly suited to this extraordinary tale of brave new world idealism, utopias eaten by worms, strong biographical narrative and a rich and colourful cast of characters.

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