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Title:
At the end of the world : a true story of murder in the Arctic / Lawrence Millman.
ISBN:
9781250111401
Edition:
First edition
Publication Information:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.
Physical Description:
196 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower. At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what's left of our culture's humanity, along the destruction of the natural world. Has technology deprived us of our eyes? the author asks. Has it deprived the world of birds, beasts, and flowers? Lawrence Millman's At the End of the World is a brilliant and original book by one of the boldest writers of our era"-- Provided by publisher.
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At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower.

At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what's left of our culture's humanity, along the destruction of the natural world. Has technology deprived us of our eyes? the author asks. Has it deprived the world of birds, beasts, and flowers?

Lawrence Millman's At the End of the World is a brilliant and original book by one of the boldest writers of our era.


Author Notes

LAWRENCE MILLMAN is the author of is the author of more than a dozen books, including such titles as Last Places , Our Like Will Not Be There Again , Lost in the Arctic , Hero Jesse , A Kayak Full of Ghosts , Northern Latitudes , Hiking to Siberia , and Fascinating Fungi of New England . His articles have appeared in National Geographic , Outside , Smithsonian , Atlantic Monthly , and Sports Illustrated . When not hanging out in some northern place or looking for mushrooms, he lives in Cambridge, MA.


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