Armageddon in retrospect, and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace: and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace

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View our feature on Kurt Vonnegut's Armageddon in Retrospect.Published on the first anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut's death in April 2007, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new and unpublished writings on war and peace. Written with Vonnegut's trademark rueful humor, the pieces range from a visceral nonfiction recollection of the destruction of Dresden during World War II-a piece that is as timely today as it was then-to a painfully funny story about three privates and their fantasies of the perfect first meal upon returning home from war; to a darker and more poignant story about the impossibility of shielding our children from the temptations of violence. This is a volume that says as much about the times in which we live as it does about the genius of the man who wrote it. Also included here is Vonnegut's last speech, as well as an assortment of his drawings, and an introduction by the author's son, Mark Vonnegut.

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table_of_contents Armageddon in retrospect., Brighten up --, Commandant's desk --, Great day --, Guns before butter --, Happy birthday, 1951 --, Just you and me, Sammy --, Kurt Vonnegut at Clowes Hall, Indianapolis, April 27, 2007 --, Letter from PFC Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., to his family, May 29, 1945 --, Spoils --, Unicorn trap --, Unknown soldier --, Wailing shall be in all streets --
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title Armageddon in retrospect, and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace and other new and unpublished writings on war and peace
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