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Farming, Fascism and Ecology : A Life of Jorian Jenks (Paperback) (Philip M. Coupland)
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The life of Jorian E.F. Jenks (1899-1963) has great potential to upset settled assumptions and shake readymade ideas. Why did a sensitive and intelligent man from a liberal background become a ******? How did a blackshirt go green and become one of the founders of today’s environmental movement?
This book makes use of archival collections around the world and draws on extensive collections of private and institutional papers. A large proportion of the sources used have either never previously been seen by historians or not been used in this context. Providing the fullest possible portrait of the private and public life of this unusual man, this book will not only offer a level of depth and detail unavailable anywhere else but reveal many hitherto un-glimpsed facets of Jenks’ life.
Revealing the compelling story of a man who was both a British blackshirt and a green pioneer, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the areas of British history and politics, fascism and environmental studies more generally.