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The Green Stick (Chronicles of Wasted Time, Vol. I)

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Publisher: Collins Date of Publication: 1972 Binding: hard back Edition: Condition: Very Good/Very Good Description: 0002151197 jacket covered in plastic
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published September 28th 1972 by HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Frank Peters
Jul 02, 2011 Frank Peters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first chapter is horrible. I almost put the book down, but am very happy that I didn't. Once Muggeridge starts story telling, it is hard to put the book down. Even more important, he has something to say, that is still important today. There are so many analogies to communism - which was politically correct 100 years ago, to the various untouchables that are politically correct today. I am not looking forward to seeing history repeat itself yet again, but am afraid it is inevitable.
Richard Williams
Chronicles of Wasted Time, the Green Stick by Malcolm Muggeridge (1973)
Rhonda Keith
Mar 24, 2015 Rhonda Keith rated it really liked it
Almost didn't 'think I could read the 430+ pages. I couldn't read every page with the same close attention. But it's worth the effort

Muggeridge lived through the 20th century. He began as the son of a socialist MP and the assumptions and promises of socialism formed his consciousness. His wife was the daughter of prominent intellectual socialists of the time.

He led her a trying life because he was gone so much and he was a philanderer while she stayed home and kept house and raised the children.
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Chris Bowman
Sep 05, 2014 Chris Bowman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting look into Muggeridge's life in the early 20th century. The writing is complex but well worth the effort.
Ed
Oct 29, 2008 Ed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Biography/History lovers
Recommended to Ed by: Orem Public Library browse
Loved this - listened on tape. What a mind, what a life. It's like a first hand history of the 20th century.
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Aug 01, 2014 David rated it it was amazing
A forgotten gem. Muggeridge reminds me a lot of G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis, with a little extra world-weariness and cynicism.
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Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge was an English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist. During World War II, he was a soldier and a spy. He is credited with popularising Mother Teresa and in his later years became a Catholic.
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