The Temper of our Time by Eric Hoffer

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Eric Hoffer--one of America's most important thinkers and the author of The True Believer--lived for years as a Depression Era migratory worker. Self-taught, his appetite for knowledge--history, science, mankind--formed the basis of his insight to human nature. The Temper of Our Time examines the influence of the juvenile mentality, the rise of automation, the black revolution, the regression of the back-to-nature movement, the intellectual vs. learning, and other relevent issues.

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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, including "The Passionate State of Mind, The Ordeal of Change", and "The Temper of Our Time, " Eric Hoffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.
Published January 22, 2008 by Hopewell Publications. 78 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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From his vantage point of the San Francisco docks (where he works as a part-time longshoreman) the author of the classic True Believer sees workers impatient to get on with their fast disappearing labor without a thought to the future of leisure ahead;

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It's like sticking my hand into the garbage disposal, writes Dudman in this poetic, painfully frank memoir about being a mom to a teenage daughter who lies, runs away and uses drugs. Her story of

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