Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict. Joan V. Bondurant.

Conquest of Violence: The Gandhian Philosophy of Conflict

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1958.

First Edition. Hardcover. 8 5/8" X 5 3/4". xv, 269pp. Moderate wear to unclipped dust jacket, with tears to edges and extremities, including 1" tear to bottom edge of rear fold-over, scattered rubbbing, dust-spotting, and small circle of toning to front panel. Dark gray cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt over black. Mild edgewear to binding. Some light foxing to endpapers. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. An attractive first printing of this 1958 study of satyagraha, Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolent resistance, by Joan Valerie Bondurant (1918–2006), American political scientist and former spy for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in India during World War II, during which time she met Gandhi and became interested in nonviolent action. Very good / good. Item #6032

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