Jonathan Schell, a best-selling nonfiction author whose books explored warfare in its myriad 20th-century incarnations, from a scathing indictment of United States policy in Vietnam to a sobering portrait of the world in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, died on Tuesday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 70.
The cause was cancer, his companion, Irena Gross, said.
Mr. Schell came to public notice in his early 20s with his first book, “The Village of Ben Suc” (1967), which chronicled the systematic devastation of a South Vietnamese village by American forces. He came to greater prominence in 1982 with “The Fate of the Earth,” a study of the perils of the nuclear arms race that spent several months on The New York Times’s best-seller list.
Read more : The New York Times, 26/03/2014.