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The world's bloodiest history : massacre, genocide, and the scars they left on civilization

Author: Joseph Cummins
Publisher: Beverly, Mass. : Fair Winds Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys eighteen massacres, from the Roman sacking of Carthage in 146 BCE to the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Cummins
ISBN: 9781592334025 1592334024
OCLC Number: 316018314
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "Carthage must be destroyed!" : the first genocide, 146 BCE --
"We have torn our hair with grief" : the massacre of the Mexica, 1521 --
Blood in the name of God : the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, August 24, 1572 --
"The ghastliest forms that were ever seen alive" : the Black Hole of Calcutta, 1756 --
"A shriek of blank despair" : the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857 --
"I long to be wading in gore" : the Sand Creek Massacre, 1864 --
A bloody Easter Sunday : the Colfax Massacre, Louisiana, 1873 --
Martyrs' Day : the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1917 --
"If I had not seen it with my own eyes" : the Rape of Nanking, China, 1937-1938 --
Wolves at the grave : Katyń Forest, April-May, 1940 --
"The ravine of women" : Babi Yar, Steptember 29-30, 1941 --
"Machte alle kaput" : the Malmedy Massacre, December 17, 1944 --
"The greatest stillness" : massacre at Sharpeville, South Africa, March 21, 1960 --
"This Nazi kind of thing" : massacre at My Lai, March 16, 1968 --
Terror in the year zero : the Cambodian Genocide, 1975-1979 --
The bloody Gate of Heavenly Peace : massacre at Tiananmen Square, June 3-4, 1989 --
One hundred days of hell : the Rwandan Genocide, April-July, 1994 --
"Allah can't help you now" : massacre at Srebrenica, July 1995.
Responsibility: Joseph Cummins.
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Surveys eighteen massacres, from the Roman sacking of Carthage in 146 BCE to the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995.

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