Australasia's Biggest Online Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

The World's Bloodiest History
By

Rating
Product Details

About the Author

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.

Reviews

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." Bookviews"Even a casual reading of history reveals that the past 5,000 years of human 'civilization' have been filled with the most horrific cruelty and "The World's Bloodiest History" by Joseph Cummins is testimony to that. Suffice it to say this is not light reading, but it does address questions such as why mobs become killing machines, the Nazis could craft a deliberate genocide, political ideologies become killing grounds, and all the worst aspects of human behavior, zealotry, prejudices, and animosities fuel the never-ending scars on civilization as it progresses from one event to another." Stevo's Book Reviews on the InternetIn 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. 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. 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.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilisation on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top