Rising up and Rising Down

Rising up and Rising Down

Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means

Book - 2004
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William T. Vollmann's abridgment of his 3,500-page, seven-volumemagnum opus

An odyssey through the history of violence, Rising Up and Rising Down combines William T. Vollmann's voracious appetite for the details of history with a disregard for his own safety, examines the actions of historical figures, scrutinizes the thinking of philosophers and finds Vollmann posting personal dispatches from some of the most dangerous and war-torn places on earth. The result is his Moral Calculus, a structured decision-making system designed to help the reader decide when violence is justifiable and when it is not.

Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2004.
Edition: Abridged ed.
ISBN: 9780060548186
0060548185
Characteristics: xviii, 733 p. : $b ill., ports. ; $c 24 cm.

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