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conscience kindle Conscience MOBIOrman Thomas 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 candidate Conscience does pay due attention to her forebear but it also traces the parallel stories of his three brothers Two of them answered President Woodr.

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[Reading] ➽ Conscience By Louisa Thomas – Saudionline.co.uk 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 grandfathe[Reading] ➽ Conscience By Louisa Thomas – Saudionline.co.uk 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 grandfathe It is not surprising that the World War I experiences of N.

Orman Thomas 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 candidate Conscience does pay due attention to her forebear but it also traces the parallel stories of his three brothers Two of them answered President Woodr.

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Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á Louisa Thomas is the author of Conscience Two Soldiers Two Pacifists One Family—a Test of Will and Faith in World War I She is a former writer for Grantland and a former fellow at the New America Foundation Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Vogue The Wall Street Journal The New Yorker The Paris Review and other places.

10 thoughts on “Conscience

  1. Bill Baar Bill Baar says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBILouisa 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


  2. Charlotte Charlotte says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBIThis 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 quickly 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 mo


  3. marcus miller marcus miller says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBILouisa 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 brothers and the choices they made The two younger ones joined th


  4. Sue Sue says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBII 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 t


  5. Richard Richard says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBII 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 misnomer It refers to 'two pacifists and two soldiers' But the two Thomas brothers who were soldiers in the War are not given anywhere near equal treatment The youngest Arthur is barely mentioned at all in factThat issue aside the author Louisa Thomas does a very credible job at culling out info mainly via family letters but also through some of Norman Thomas' writings of the way in which Norman and his brother Evan evolved into their opposition to the War What some reviewers found a tediousboring recitation of events I found to be a thorough and careful albeit somewhat dryacademic at times analysis The author was skilled at putting Norman's evolution to anti militarism and Socialism in the context of his family upbringing his religio


  6. Valarie Smith Valarie Smith says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBIInteresting in a lot of ways but very dry I would've loved to have seen life on the page and less quoting 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


  7. Mary Ellen Mary Ellen says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBIGood book ironic how closely it compares to the national landscape today Very interesting on how alot of the national movements happened during this period of unrest during WWI and beyond Fascinating history on the origins of the draft in America


  8. Bob Peru Bob Peru says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBIgreat account of a couple of heroes i didn’t know that much about


  9. Stephen Stephen says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBIHow 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 worship The promised tension between brothers is wholly overstated as Conscience concerns Norman and Evan's struggle to find a way to live as authentic Christians in a world of violence and poverty Unable to accept religious claims on their face and deeply unhappy with the response of Christians in general to the problems of the world around them platitudes and minor alms for the poor enthusiastic support for the horror of the Great War both grew further from Christianity and politically radical as the years wore on Although both eventually become ardent pacifists to the discomfort of their family and institutions which


  10. Marvin Marvin says:

    Hardcover ´ Conscience ePUB Á conscience kindle, Conscience MOBIA 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 for each other Primarily though the book is about the most famous of the brothers Norman the perennial Socialist candidate for president of the US from the 1920s through the 1940s and the author's great grandfather with what amount to extended sidebars about his brothers It's not about


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