Boston: Extending Horizons Books, Porter Sargent Publishers, 1973-1985.
First Edition. Paperback. 8 1/4" X 5 1/4". 902pp total. Parts One and Two, Power and Struggle and The Methods of Nonviolent Action, are first printings, with no edition statements; Part Three, The Dynamics of Nonviolent Action, is a fifth printing. Moderate edgewear to matching paper wraps, with scattered rubbing and bumping to corners. Previous owner's stamp to edges of text blocks of Parts One and Two, and blacked out to front pastedown of Part Three. Dampstain to top edge and fore-edge of Part Two, not intruding onto pages. Bindings are firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. An admittedly worn but solid and presentable set, two of the three volumes of which are first printings. The work of Gene Sharp (1928-2018), the foundational theoretician of nonviolent action who has been called the "Machiavelli of nonviolence" and the "Clausewitz of nonviolent warfare", this three-part study of the nature of political power and of the methods and dynamics of nonviolent action has proven influential to people's movements around the globe and remains relevant today. Good. Item #5829