(Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas


  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Conscience
  • Louisa Thomas
  • English
  • 27 July 2018
  • 9781594202940

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    Read & download Conscience Louisa Thomas × 8 Summary Review â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Louisa Thomas Louisa Thomas writes of her Great Grandfather and periennal Socialist Party candidate for President Norman Thomas and his three brothers responses to the first World War Norman and his brother Evan objected while Ralph and Arthur both served Norman Thomas wasn't an unfamiliar name to me but I didn't realize he was an ordained Presbyterian Minister and establishment enough to have been a student and friend of sorts of Woodrow Wilso

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    Read & download Conscience (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas Review â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Louisa Thomas This book is about conscientious objection and the anti war movement in America and tangentially in the UK during World War I It's also about the socialist movement in America during that era If you are interested in these topics as I am you might find the book worth reading The presentation of President Wilson's leveraging of jingoism racism

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    (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas Louisa Thomas × 8 Summary Review â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Louisa Thomas Louisa Thomas tells the story of the Thomas family focusing primarily on the oldest of four brothers Norman her great grandfather I enjoyed the book for several reasons First it was interesting to learn about the four bro

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    (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas Louisa Thomas × 8 Summary Review â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Louisa Thomas I was intrigued by the idea of four brothers all raised within the same home who chose such different paths when their country went to war I wanted to know by what process of decision making did they arrive at their own decision to either fight or object? Both positions reuired courage in WWI America And though the book provided copious detail regarding their actions and some uotes from letters the brothers had written to family members I

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    (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas I came across this title while reading another book on pacifists in England during WW I Having been a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War myself I was interested in reading Thomas' book as well I think the title is a bit of a

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    Louisa Thomas × 8 Summary (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas Interesting in a lot of ways but very dry I would've loved to have seen life on the page and less uoting from letters Perhaps it should've focu

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    Louisa Thomas × 8 Summary Review â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF × Louisa Thomas (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas Good book; ironic how closely it compares to the national landscape today Very interesting on how alot of the national movements happ

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    (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas great account of a couple of heroes i didn’t know that much about

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    (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas How does a pious young Presbyterian minister become a six time candidate for the Socialist party? Such is the story of Conscience the story of Norman Thomas and his younger brother Evan who would go to seminary as conventional Presbyterians and emerge radicals whose faith found truer expression in political idealism than Christian w

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    (Conscience) PDF NEW Þ Louisa Thomas A rare nonfiction read for me outside of work The premise intrigued me a family in which two brothers are pacifists and two join up to fight in WWI On that score I found it a bit of a disappointment There's not really much family drama here though it is heartening to see that the sharply divided family even the two pacifists were sharply divided on many issues managed to maintain their affection and respect f

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Conscience

Conscience Review ☆ 108 Didate Conscience does pay due attention to her forebear but it also traces the parallel stories of his three brothers Two of them answered President Woodrow Wilson's call to war by becoming soldiers; Norman and his brother Evan both became co. Interesting in a lot of ways but very dry I would ve loved to have seen life on the page and less uoting from letters Perhaps it should ve focused solely on Norman s biography and saved just a chapter for his brothers and WW1 instead of the other way around

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Conscience Review ☆ 108 Nscientious objectors This thoughtful group biography reveals how four members of one remarkable family coped with the moral complexities of responsibilities and beliefs An extraordinary microhistory of a conscientious period in American histo. great account of a couple of heroes i didn t know that much about

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Conscience Review ☆ 108 It is not surprising that the World War I experiences of Norman Thomas 1884 1968 form a major part of Louisa Thomas' new book This long lived peace advocate was after all the author's great grandfather and a six time Socialist presidential can. This book is about conscientious objection and the anti war movement in America and tangentially in the UK during World War I It s also about the socialist movement in America during that era If you are interested in these topics as I am you might find the book worth reading The presentation of President Wilson s leveraging of jingoism racism and xenophobia and his suppression of speech in order to silence opposition to the war is eye opening and shockingHowever the format is biographical the subject is Norman Thomas a pacifist and socialist who was apparently well known in mid century America and in this respect it isn t effective for me The author focuses on details of the subject s life that I don t find terribly interesting and she passes uickly over subjects that I would be interested to read about For example she indicates that Thomas advocated racial justice however it is not until she mentions almost in passing and at the end of the book a moving endorsement of Thomas by Martin Luther King Jr that one realizes the full extent of Thomas s commitment to that work And I still don t know in what fully that work consisted The author also takes what I find to be an unnecessarily harsh attitude toward the thoughts expressed in the correspondence that forms the foundation of the narrative she persistently highlights what she views as specious reasoning indications of character flaws in her subjects and even poor writing style This is arguably good scholarship but here becomes for me distracting and irritating inasmuch as her criticisms often aren t central to her own argument or to the story line She approaches the correspondence of Norman Thomas and his brother Evan Thomas also a conscientious objector somewhat critically but writes with tremendous admiration of their brother Ralph who becomes a soldier and goes to fight in the war She also writes in much greater depth about Evan and Norman if Ralph is treated admiringly as a naturally cheerful man of tremendous good humor he is nevertheless a second string player But I can t help but feel that her true sympathies are with Ralph and that he gets a free pass for expressing blood thirsty sentiments which though perhaps understandable for a very young man in the middle of a war feel appalling at this removeCentral to the narrative is the fact that the brothers in the family were each called by conscience to a different response to the war As she points out at the book s close conscience can be used to justify any action even heinous ones a group of right wing Germans that prefigured the Nazi party titled its newsletter Gewissen conscience But the book never grapples explicitly with the uestion of which brother did make the morally correct choice I don t think the book needs to or can answer the uestion conclusively but by rigorously avoiding judgment on any of the brothers it feels wishy washy and ultimately lacking in the conscience and bravery that are its subject matter