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    DescriptionIn a somber survey leavened by sparse but inspiring accounts of heroism, author Joseph Cummins revisits some of the most dreadful and destructive acts of violence in history--from moments of sheer madness and merciless military offensives, such as that of the Spanish conquistadors in 1521 in what is now Mexico City, to clinically orchestrated campaigns of genocide, as took place in early twentieth-century Armenia, Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, and 1970s Cambodia. Engaging, harrowing, and enlightening, his accounts convey the terror and trauma of these incidents while identifying the zealotry, prejudices, and animosities that fuelled them, and analyzing, in revealing fashion, their enduring and sometimes insidious influence on history. Handsomely illustrated with more than 100 striking, sometimes shocking, archival images gathered from around the world, The World's Bloodiest History" combines compelling 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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    Title
    The World's Bloodiest History
    Subtitle
    Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilisation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Cummins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592334025
    ISBN 10: 1592334024
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 909
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Approval Code: A44090000
    DC22: 303.6/6, 303.66
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC051000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: D24 .C86 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NH
    Illustrations note
    125 Colour
    Publisher
    FAIR WINDS PRESS
    Imprint name
    FAIR WINDS PRESS
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Gloucester
    Author Information
    Joseph Cummins is the author of War Chronicles: From Chariots to Flintlocks," War Chronicles: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns," History's Great Untold Stories," and Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Campaigns." He has also edited two anthologies for Lyon's Press, Cannibals: Shocking True Stories of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea" and The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told," and written a novel, The Snow Train." He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
    Review quote
    Our History Project BlogIt is hard to describe a book with this title or its subject matter as a great read, much less an enjoyable book. However that is what Joseph Cummins did. I am talking 5 stars, straight through the uprights, 3 points and nothin' but net. "The World's Bloodiest History" was one of those books I could not put down....It is a book about racial and secular superiority. It is a book about greed and hate. It is a book about intolerance. It is a book about so many things, feelings, thoughts and actions. However, it is a book about hope, knowledge and courage to stand up to say this will not happen again...If you are like me, it just may be a book that never ends. Pick it up, borrow it, check it out, download it; however you can get it, this is a book that you will want to read--and never completely put down.