The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilisation

The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilisation


By (author) Joseph Cummins

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  • Publisher: FAIR WINDS PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 239mm x 30mm | 953g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Gloucester
  • ISBN 10: 1592334024
  • ISBN 13: 9781592334025
  • Illustrations note: 125 Colour
  • Sales rank: 599,291

Product description

Details sixteen events in history that are so traumatic that they changed the course of history by intimidating masses of soldiers, rallied armies for revenge, shocked the public into action, or left a lasting legacy of bitterness, hatred, suspicion that persists into today.

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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.

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Book News Inc.From the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572, to the Massacre at Srebrenica in 1995, this color-illustrated reference offers a serious yet accessible look at history's darkest episodes of genocide and violence, for general readers and students in high school and up. Political, religious, and cultural causes and consequences are considered for the killings, which have been selected due to their impact on world history and human societies. Narrative chapters incorporate eyewitness accounts and stories of heroism, and include dramatic details while avoiding sensationalism for its own sake. A brief introduction discusses common elements that massacres share, looks at the failure of international organizations to halt genocides, and points to the hope represented by recent UN doctrines. The book is illustrated with about 100 color and b&w historical and contemporary photos, maps, and illustrations. Some of the photos are shocking in their depiction of the realities of genocide. World History Blog."..a worthy read...This is an area that I wish many students learn about in hopes it may cut down on these events in the future."