The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

byEric Hoffer

Paperback | January 19, 2010

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“[Eric Hoffer] is a student of extraordinary perception and insight. The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing. [The True Believer is] one of the most provocative books of our immediate day.”—Christian Science Monitor

The famous bestseller with “concise insight into what drives the mind of the fanatic and the dynamics of a mass movement” (Wall St. Journal) by Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Eric Hoffer, The True Believer is a landmark in the field of social psychology, and even more relevant today than ever before in history. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The True Believer is mandatory reading for anyone interested in the machinations by which an individual becomes a fanatic.

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Eric Hoffer (1902 -- 1983) was self-educated. He worked in restaurants, as a migrant fieldworker, and as a gold prospector. After Pearl Harbor, he worked as a longshoreman in San Francisco for twenty-five years. The author of more than ten books, includingThe Passionate State of Mind, The Ordeal of Change, andThe Temper of Our Time,Eri...
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Title:The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass MovementsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:January 19, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060505915

ISBN - 13:9780060505912

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“He is a student of extraordinary perception and insight.The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing.He has written one of the most provocative books of our immediate day.” (--Christian Science Monitor)