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The Resource The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White

The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White

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The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities
Title
The great big book of horrible things
Title remainder
the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities
Statement of responsibility
Matthew White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White's epic examination of history's one hundred most violent events, or, in White's piquant phrasing, "the numbers that people want to argue about." Reaching back to 480 BCE's second Persian War, White moves chronologically through history to this century's war in the Congo and devotes chapters to each event, where he surrounds hard facts (time and place) and succinct takeaways (who usually gets the blame?) with lively military, social, and political histories. With the eye of a seasoned statistician, White assigns each entry a ranking based on body count, and in doing so he gives voice to the suffering of ordinary people that, inexorably, has defined every historical epoch. By turns droll, insightful, matter-of-fact, and ultimately sympathetic to those who died,
Cataloging source
DLC
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White, Matthew
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D24
LC item number
.W45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atrocities
  • Massacres
  • War crimes
  • World history
Label
The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn711051782
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 669 p.
Isbn
9780393081923
Lccn
2011027510
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711051782
Label
The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn711051782
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 669 p.
Isbn
9780393081923
Lccn
2011027510
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711051782

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