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GREAT BIG BOOK OF HORRIBLE THINGS, THE: THE 100 WORST THINGS PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO EACH OTHER

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GREAT BIG BOOK OF HORRIBLE THINGS, THE: THE 100 WORST THINGS PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO EACH OTHER

GREAT BIG BOOK OF HORRIBLE THINGS, THE: THE 100 WORST THINGS PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO EACH OTHER

 WHITE, MATTHEW

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Synopsis: GREAT BIG BOOK OF HORRIBLE THINGS, THE: THE 100 WORST THINGS PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO EACH OTHER

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, The Great Big Book of Horrible Things gives readers a chance to reach their own conclusions while offering a stark reminder of the darkness of the human heart.

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ISBN 9780393081923
Weight 1.292
Publisher W.W. NORTON
Book Size (cm.) 18x238x51
Language English
Number of Pages 688

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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 hi view all

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