Rising Up and Rising Down
A collection of books connected with William T. Vollmann's seven-volume work on the nature of violence.

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1 War and Peace
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3 The Brothers Karamazov
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4 One Day in the Life of Ivan...
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6 The Epic of Gilgamesh
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7 Quiet Flows the Don
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8 Four Plays: The Clouds/The ...
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9 Politics
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9 Hitler and Stalin: Parallel...
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11 Prometheus Bound and Other ...
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12 The Conquest of Gaul
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13 The Civil War
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14 The Collected Stories of Is...
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15 Njal's Saga
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16 The Politics of Righteousness
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16 The Theory and Practice of ...
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16 Panzer Leader
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19 Hesiod: The Works and Days/...
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20 Summa Theologica, 5 Vols
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20 Cleopatra: A Biography
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22 A Tomb for Boris Davidovich
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22 Democracy in America
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24 The Monkey Wrench Gang
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25 On Revolution
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26 Hitler: A Study in Tyranny
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27 Egil's Saga
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28 Reflections on the Revoluti...
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29 Guerrilla Warfare
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30 Louis XIV and the French Mo...
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30 The Wretched of the Earth
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32 The Complete Works of Isaac...
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33 The Thin Red Line
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33 The Unknown Lenin: From the...
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35 The Tale of the Heike
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35 Sophocles II: Ajax/Women of...
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35 Novel Without a Name
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38 Medea and Other Plays
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38 Twenty Letters to a Friend
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38 Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me N...
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38 The Great Terror: A Reasses...
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42 History of the United State...
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42 Ecotopia
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42 History of the Russian Revo...
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42 Euripides 1: Alcestis/The M...
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42 Survival in Auschwitz
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47 Eighty Years and More: Remi...
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48 Theogony/Works and Days
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49 Parker on the Iroquois (New...
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50 The Huron: Farmers of the N...
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50 The Painted Bird
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52 The Colors of Violence: Cul...
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53 Selected Political Speeches
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53 Negroes and Negro slavery; ...
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55 Murder Trials
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55 The State of War and Peace ...
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57 Patterns of Culture
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57 The Enneads
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57 The Ethics Of Martin Luther...
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60 Plutarch's Lives, Volume 1
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60 The Bravest Battle: The Twe...
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62 Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2
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62 Joan of Arc: Her Story
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64 Life and Death in Shanghai
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64 Essays
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64 The Children of Aataentsic:...
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67 The Digest of Roman Law: Th...
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67 The Harvest Gypsies: On the...
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69 The French Revolution
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70 Letters to Atticus
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70 The Social History of the M...
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70 On Guerrilla Warfare
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73 The Talmud: A Selection
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73 The Provinces of the Roman ...
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73 Oldtown Folks
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76 Bosnia: A Short History
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77 Industrial Society and Its ...
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77 Like A Tear In The Ocean: A...
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79 Lee's Lieutenants: A Study ...
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79 The Hidden War: A Russian J...
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81 The Dark Side Of Man
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82 King Harald's Saga
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82 A Dying Colonialism
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84 Eyrbyggja Saga
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84 Huron Relations For 1637 An...
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86 Two Lives of Charlemagne
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86 On War, Indexed Edition
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88 The Exeter Book Riddles
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89 The Song of Roland
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89 Revolution for the Hell of It
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91 The Perennial Philosophy
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91 Joan of Arc: By Herself and...
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93 On Thermonuclear War
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93 The Poems Of Sir Walter Ral...
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95 The Conquest of New Spain
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96 Conquest of New Spain: 1585...
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97 Kingdoms of Gold, Kingdoms ...
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97 Dialogue with Death
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99 Justine
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100 Ethics: Origin and Development
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347 books · 16 voters · list created July 27th, 2012 by Hadrian (votes) .
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message 1: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Nicely done.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) How in the world did you manage to enter more than 100 books singlehandedly ... AND make them stick?

Also: Would there happen to be an online link to the bibliography in question anywhere? (That would make it easier to help monitoring this list for unwanted additions.)

Great one, in any event!


message 3: by Hadrian (new)

Hadrian Themis-Athena: I just added the first 100 books, then removed my votes for all of them, and then added the next 100. I'm not sure if that's how it's supposed to work, but it did! It probably also explains why some books have negative votes.

As far as I know, this is the only online database for RURD's bibliography. I could type up the whole thing later, though.

Thank you! I appreciate your thoughts and votes.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Ah -- that explains it! It had to have something to do with the negative votes ... I'm just surprised the books are still in the list. Typically, if you remove your vote, the book disappears as well (not necessarily at once, but eventually), unless somebody else has voted for it in the interim. So I guess the next thing will be to find other folks to vote for as many of the remaining books as possible to make sure they remain included! :)

Don't go typing up the whole thing if it doesn't already exist as an online reference elsewhere ... with 400 books, that sounds like a LOT of trouble!!


message 5: by Brian (new)

Brian As I am reading RUARD and come across referenced books that are not listed here, may I add them, Hadrian? (e.g. Jean's Way on p. 248 of Vol 1


message 6: by Hadrian (new)

Hadrian Please do!


message 7: by Brian (new)

Brian Hadrian wrote: "Please do!"

Awesome - just wanted to be sure before I messed with this awesome list.


message 8: by Green Troll (new)

Green Troll What a great list! Thank You.


message 9: by Warwick (new)

Warwick Is there anyone that's read RURD that's also read Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined? I'm just curious as to whether the arguments are opposed, or somehow complementary.


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