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Robert S. Weissbach - Associate Professor of Engineering, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Book Title: You Can't Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Book Description:

The book You Can't Go Home Again provides an analysis of the inception of two of the defining (and related) events of the 20th century: the beginning of the depression and the rise of Nazi Germany. Rather than look at the events from a merely historical perspective, Thomas Wolfe considers a human perspective, where man's worst behavioral characteristics (e.g., greed and impassiveness) within a group mentality yield catastrophic results. The events chronicled in this book have relevance throughout any period, because you can't prevent the repeat of such tragedies without first comprehending the human responsibility inherent within them.

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