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The Resource The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White

The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White

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The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities
Title
The great big book of horrible things
Title remainder
the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities
Statement of responsibility
Matthew White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White's epic examination of history's one hundred most violent events, or, in White's piquant phrasing, "the numbers that people want to argue about." Reaching back to 480 BCE's second Persian War, White moves chronologically through history to this century's war in the Congo and devotes chapters to each event, where he surrounds hard facts (time and place) and succinct takeaways (who usually gets the blame?) with lively military, social, and political histories. With the eye of a seasoned statistician, White assigns each entry a ranking based on body count, and in doing so he gives voice to the suffering of ordinary people that, inexorably, has defined every historical epoch. By turns droll, insightful, matter-of-fact, and ultimately sympathetic to those who died,
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BTCTA
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White, Matthew
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Atrocities
  • War and society
  • Violence
Label
The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1321153
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 669 pages
Isbn
9780393081923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1321153
  • (OCoLC)711051782
Label
The great big book of horrible things : the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities, Matthew White
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1321153
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xviii, 669 pages
Isbn
9780393081923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1321153
  • (OCoLC)711051782

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