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    The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilization (Paperback) By (author) Joseph Cummins


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    DescriptionThis book recounts some of the most horrifying episodes of the past, from ancient times to our own, in searing detail, while rigorously investigating their causes - from religious fanaticism and ethnic rivalry to political power struggles and hunger for vengeance -- and their consequences. Engrossing in their descriptions of diverse historical periods and cultures, intriguing in their insights into human impulses and motivations, perplexing in their implications, these are stories that lead us to reflect on our own character and strength of will, and to question, at the most basic levels, what it means to be human. Handsomely illustrated with striking, sometimes shocking, often poignant images, this book combines the depictions of momentous events with fascinating character portraits and arresting eyewitness accounts to create an absorbing, multifaceted chronicle of a sobering all too human legacy.

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    The World's Bloodiest History
    Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Cummins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 760 g
    ISBN 13: 9780785830566
    ISBN 10: 0785830561

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: GTJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JFFE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    DC22: 303.66
    DC21: 303.66
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC051000, HIS027000, POL034000, POL061000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JBFK, GTU, NHW
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    26 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Joseph Cummins is the author of "The War Chronicles: From Chariots to Flintlocks, The War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns, History's Great Untold Stories, ""Anything for a Vote: Dirty Ticks, Cheap Shots," "October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns, Great Rivals in History: When Politics Gets Personal, "and " ""President Obama and a New Birth of Freedom. "He has also written a novel, "The Snow Train. "He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.