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Give War and Peace a chance : Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times

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  • 891.73 T654K (CEN)

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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

Publication Information

New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Physical Description

xvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Considered by many critics the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is also one of the most feared. What is it readers see in a book about the Napoleonic Wars in the early 1800s? A mirror of our times. At its core it's a novel about human beings attempting to create a meaningful life for themselves in a country torn apart by war, social change, political intrigue, and spiritual confusion. Kaufman demonstrates how Tolstoy's wisdom can help us live fuller, more meaningful lives.


  • Plans
  • Imagination
  • Rupture
  • Success
  • Idealism
  • Happiness
  • Love
  • Family
  • Courage
  • Death
  • Perseverance
  • Truth
  • Appendix 1. Meet Leo Tolstoy : a chronology of the writer's life
  • Appendix 2. Who's who in War and Peace? : a guide to characters' names.

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