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    DescriptionNever in recorded history has there been a group of murderers as deadly as the Thugs. For nearly two centuries, groups of these lethal criminals haunted the roads of India, slaughtering travellers whom they met along the way with such efficiency, that over the years tens of thousands of men, women and children simply vanished without trace. Mike Dash, one of our best popular historians, has devoted years to combing archives in both India and Britain to discover how the Thugs lived and worked. Painstakingly researched and grippingly written, "Thug" tells, for the first time the full story of the Thugs' rise and fall from its beginnings in the late seventeenth century, to its eventual demise at the hands of British officer William Sleeman, in 1840.

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    The True Story of India's Murderous Cult
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Dash
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9781862078468
    ISBN 10: 1862078467

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, JKV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    DC22: 954.03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, HIS037030
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    Thema V1.0: NHF, JKV
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.),2 maps, 1 col. port.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mike Dash is a Cambridge educated historian. He has worked as a magazine publisher, and is the author of four previous books including the bestsellers Tulipomania and Batavia's Graveyard. He lives in London.
    Review quote
    "* 'Dash brings a confident organisation to his material, a rapid grasp of both personality and circumstance, and a bold eye for significant detail' The Telegraph * 'Fascinating and immensely readable' TLS * 'The thrillerish pace is kept up throughout, the storming narrative grounded in historical and political detail... a gripping read' Geographical magazine * 'Excellently written and well researched book...Thug is an invaluable guide' The Times * 'Dash picks his way through this tale with a steady and determined manner...Thug is a reliable and meticulous piece of work' Guardian * 'The book is a mix of many genres: social history, detective novel, crime thriller, political narrative...an entertaining read' Indian Express"