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The end is always near : apocalyptic moments from the Bronze Age collapse to nuclear near misses

Author: Dan Carlin
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his long-awaited first book, Carlin tackles some of history's biggest what ifs with all his trademark charm and erudition, from whether historical heroes like Alexander the Great were in fact comparable to Hitler to whether our greatest social upheavals came in the wake of our most deadly epidemics. He puts us in the shoes of good people who were led to do very bad things, compares military might across the ages  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Carlin
ISBN: 9780008340926 0008340927
OCLC Number: 1112373201
Description: xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Do tough times make for tougher people? --
Suffer the children --
The end of the world as they knew it --
Judgment at Nineveh --
The barbarian life cycle --
A pandemic prologue? --
The quick and the dead --
The road to hell.
Responsibility: Dan Carlin.

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