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Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

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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 the Second Persian War in 480 BCE and moving chronologically through history, White surrounds hard facts (time and place) and succinct takeaways (who usually gets the blame?) with lively military, social, and political histories.

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“An amusing (really) account of the murderous ways of despots, slave traders, blundering royals, gladiators and assorted hordes.”—New York Times

About the Author

Matthew White is the creator of the online Historical Atlas of the 20th Century. His data has been cited by forty-five published books and eighty scholarly articles. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393345230
Author:
White, Matthew
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Pinker, Steven
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 in

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