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The Great Big Book of Horrible Things : The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities: White, Matthew/ Pinker, Steven (FRW): BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Great Big Book of Horrible Things : The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities
The Great Big Book of Horrible Things : The Definitive Chronicle of History's 100 Worst Atrocities
出版社 : W W Norton & Co Inc
出版日期 : 2011/11
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780393081923

BookWeb售价 : MYR 129.31
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书籍简介
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: United States
Subject Development: History
Review:
Kirkus Starred Reviews 6/89 (And Ongoing)
Kirkus Reviews 2011 October #2
Baker & Taylor Forecast - October 2011
Booklist Adult Books For Young Adults 1997 (And Ongoing)
Booklist Reviews 2011 October #1
Table of Contents
 
        List of Maps                               ix
Foreword                                           xi
          Steven Pinker
Introduction                                       xiii
    Second Persian War                             3   (3)
    Alexander the Great                            6   (2)
    Age of Warring States                          8   (5)
    First Punic War                                13  (2)
    Qin Shi Huang Di                               15  (3)
    Second Punic War                               18  (4)
    Gladiatorial Games                             22  (5)
    Roman Slave Wars                               27  (5)
    War of the Allies                              32  (2)
    Third Mithridatic War                          34  (3)
    Gallic War                                     37  (6)
      Ancient Innumerocy                           41  (2)
    Xin Dynasty                                    43  (7)
    Roman-Jewish Wars                              50  (3)
    The Three Kingdoms of China                    53  (6)
    Fall of the Western Roman Empire               59  (15)
    Justinian                                      74  (4)
    Goguryeo-Sui Wars                              78  (2)
    Mideast Slave Trade                            80  (8)
    An Lushan Rebellion                            88  (6)
    Mayan Collapse                                 94  (4)
    The Crusades                                   98  (15)
      Religious Killing                            107 (6)
    Fang La Rebellion                              113 (2)
    Genghis Khan                                   115 (12)
    Albigensian Crusade                            127 (3)
    Hulagu's Invasion                              130 (2)
    Hundred Years War                              132 (8)
    Fall of the Yuan Dynasty                       140 (4)
    Bahmani-Vijayanagara War                       144 (2)
    Timur                                          146 (8)
    Chinese Conquest of Vietnam                    154 (2)
    Aztec Human Sacrifice                          156 (5)
    Atlantic Slave Trade                           161 (11)
    Conquest of the Americas                       172 (23)
      Genocide                                     188 (7)
    Burma-Siam Wars                                195 (3)
    French Wars of Religion                        198 (8)
    Russo-Tatar War                                206 (1)
    The Time of Troubles                           207 (8)
    Thirty Years War                               215 (8)
    Collapse of the Ming Dynasty                   223 (8)
    Cromwell's Invasion of Ireland                 231 (2)
    Aurangzeb                                      233 (4)
    Great Turkish War                              237 (5)
    Peter the Great                                242 (5)
    Great Northern War                             247 (2)
    War of the Spanish Succession                  249 (3)
    War of the Austrian Succession                 252 (2)
    Sino-Dzungar War                               254 (2)
    Seven Years War                                256 (3)
    Napoleonic Wars                                259 (14)
      World Conquerors                             271 (2)
    Haitian Slave Revolt                           273 (2)
    Mexican War of Independence                    275 (2)
    Shaka                                          277 (5)
    French Conquest of Algeria                     282 (3)
    Taiping Rebellion                              285 (9)
    Crimean War                                    294 (3)
    Panthay Rebellion                              297 (2)
    American Civil War                             299 (3)
    Hui Rebellion                                  302 (2)
    War of the Triple Alliance                     304 (3)
    Franco-Prussian War                            307 (2)
    Famines in British India                       309 (7)
    Russo-Turkish War                              316 (4)
    Mahdi Revolt                                   320 (5)
    Congo Free State                               325 (9)
    Cuban Revolution                               334 (5)
      The Western Way of War                       336 (3)
    Mexican Revolution                             339 (5)
    First World War                                344 (15)
    Russian Civil War                              359 (11)
    Greco-Turkish War                              370 (2)
    Chinese Civil War                              372 (10)
    Joseph Stalin                                  382 (13)
      Crazed Tyrants                               393 (2)
    Italo-Ethiopian War                            395 (2)
    Spanish Civil War                              397 (3)
    Second World War                               400 (22)
    Expulsion of Germans from Eastern Europe       422 (3)
    French Indochina War                           425 (2)
    Partition of India                             427 (2)
    Mao Zedong                                     429 (10)
    Korean War                                     439 (7)
    North Korea                                    446 (12)
      The Black Chapter of Communism               453 (5)
    Algerian War of Independence                   458 (3)
    War in the Sudan                               461 (4)
    Vietnam War                                    465 (11)
      The Cold War                                 474 (2)
    Indonesian Purge                               476 (2)
    Biafran War                                    478 (3)
    Bengali Genocide                               481 (3)
    Idi Amin                                       484 (2)
    Mengistu Haile                                 486 (4)
    Postwar Vietnam                                490 (2)
    Democratic Kampuchea                           492 (5)
    Mozambican Civil War                           497 (2)
    Angolan Civil War                              499 (2)
    Ugandan Bush War                               501 (4)
      Post-Colonial Africa                         503 (2)
    Soviet-Afghan War                              505 (4)
    Saddam Hussein                                 509 (3)
    Iran-Iraq War                                  512 (2)
    Sanctions against Iraq                         514 (3)
    Somalian Chaos                                 517 (2)
    Rwandan Genocide                               519 (4)
    Second Congo War                               523 (9)
      Ranking: The One Hundred Deadliest           529 (3)
      Multicides
    What I Found: Analysis                         532 (11)
    What I Found: Raw Numbers                      543 (12)
Appendix 1 Disputing the Top One Hundred           555 (8)
Appendix 2 The Hemoclysm                           563 (4)
Acknowledgments                                    567 (2)
Notes                                              569 (54)
Selected Bibliography                              623 (16)
Index                                              639
 

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.earlier, risked everything to hide ...hundred years earlier, risked everything to hide...