A Problem from Hell

A Problem from Hell : America and the Age of Genocide

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In this work of social history, Power examines how, since the Holocaust, Americans have very rarely marshalled their might to stop genocide and mass terror. It makes a moral argument for why America must renew its vigilance against genocide.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 620 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 34mm | 580.6g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061120146
  • 9780061120145
  • 196,255

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"This is a moving account of how millions of lives were lost."--Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Maine)
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7,667 ratings
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4 35% (2,667)
3 13% (1,018)
2 4% (277)
1 1% (115)

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Read this if you liked Geoffrey Robertson's 'Crimes Against Humanity.' This is a very powerfully written book, and gives insight into America's response to and the development of the concept of genocide. I found I just could not put it down, and yet at the same time I found parts of it just made me shake with absolute fear at what has gone on in my own lifetime. Really thought-provoking and a must-read for anyone, particularly those with a human rights/ law background!show more
by Jaclyn Smith
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