Armageddon in Retrospect

Armageddon in Retrospect

And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace

Book - 2008
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Letter from PFC Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. to his family, May 29, 1945 -- Kurt Vonnegut at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, April 27, 2007 -- Wailing shall be in all streets -- Great day -- Guns before butter -- Happy birthday, 1951 -- Brighten up -- The unicorn trap -- Unknown soldier -- Spoils -- Just you and me, Sammy -- The commandant's desk -- Armageddon in retrospect.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's, c2008.
ISBN: 9780399155086
0399155082
Branch Call Number: FIC Vonnegu
Characteristics: 232 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.

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derekwolfgram
Nov 29, 2010

Trademark Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect is incisive, moving, and funny. With a collection of essays spanning his career from before the beginning (a letter home from Dresden to his family penned in 1945, seven years before Player Piano was published) to after the end (a speech he was supposed to give two weeks after his death), each of these previously unpublished writings demonstrates the horrors of war from a different perspective. If this book doesn't leave you wishing and working for pe...more Trademark Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect is incisive, moving, and funny. With a collection of essays spanning his career from before the beginning (a letter home from Dresden to his family penned in 1945, seven years before Player Piano was published) to after the end (a speech he was supposed to give two weeks after his death), each of these previously unpublished writings demonstrates the horrors of war from a different perspective. If this book doesn't leave you wishing and working for peace, nothing will.

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