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Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler

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“ Don't fear change. The surprise is the only way to new discoveries. Be playful! ” ― Gordana Biernat
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  • The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage

    ·3.88·352 Ratings
    This book traces the history of the ancient Khazar Empire, a major but almost forgotten power in E. Europe, which in the Dark Ages became converted to Judaism. Khazaria was finally wiped out by the forces of Genghis Khan, but evidence indicates that the K
  • The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe

    ·4.23·658 Ratings
    An extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe. In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonia
  • The Roots of Coincidence

    ·3.81·236 Ratings
    That gifted alchemist has presented another mind-teasing monograph on the reciprocity of parapsychology & physics where mind & matter now meet destroying "the greatest superstition of our age--the materialistic clockwork universe of early 19th cen
  • The Act of Creation

    ·4.25·335 Ratings
    While the study of psychology has offered little in the way of explaining the creative process, Koestler examines the idea that we are at our most creative when rational thought is suspended--for example, in dreams and trancelike states. All who read The
  • The Ghost in the Machine

    ·4.01·427 Ratings
    Koestler examines the notion that the parts of the human brain-structure which account for reason and emotion are not fully coordinated. This kind of deficiency may explain the paranoia, violence, and insanity that are central parts of human history, acco
  • The Case of the Midwife Toad

    ·3.83·151 Ratings
    s/t: A Scientific Mystery RevisitedDuring his 30-plus years of writing, Arthur Koestler has covered a wide range of modern problems from brainwashing in totalitarian societies to the conflict between science & religion &, most recently (in The Act
  • The God That Failed

    ·3.95·224 Ratings
    The God That Failed is a classic work and crucial document of the Cold War that brings together essays by six of the most important writers of the twentieth century on their conversion to and subsequent disillusionment with communism. In describing their
  • Arrow In The Blue

    ·4.28·125 Ratings
    Arrow in the Blue is the first volume of Arthur Koestler's autobiography. It covers the first 26 years of his life and ends with his joining the Communist Party in 1931, an event he felt to be second only in importance to his birth in shaping his destiny.
  • Scum of the Earth

    ·4.29·224 Ratings
    At the beginning of the Second World War, Koestler was living in the south of France working on Darkness at Noon. After retreating to Paris he was imprisoned by the French as an undesirable alien even though he had been a respected crusader against fascis
  • Arrival and Departure

    ·3.7·225 Ratings
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