Matthew White - Author

About the Author

Matthew White has worked as a law librarian for the past twenty years. In 1997 he began his online Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century, which won several awards in the early days of the internet. His database of atrocity statistics has become the most popular and widely cited section of the Atlas. Over the years, he has corresponded with many scholars, such as Steven Pinker and Martin Gilbert, and his research has been cited by forty-five published books and over eighty scholarly articles. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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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

Author: Matthew White Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2011

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.

The Night Before Christmas A Heartwarmingly Festive Musical

The Night Before Christmas A Heartwarmingly Festive Musical

Author: Matthew White, Susannah Pearse, Ana Sanderson Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/08/2005

The Night Before Christmas is a magical, musical adaptation of the well-known nineteenth century rhyme of the same name. This heart-warming tale brings the magic of Christmas to life in a fantastically festive setting. The Night Before Christmas is a magical, musical adaptation of the well-known nineteenth century rhyme of the same name. This heart-warming tale brings the magic of Christmas to life in a fantastically festive setting. Intended for children in Key Stage 1 and early Key Stage 2 (6-9 year olds). There are parts for mice, children, toys, Father Christmas, reindeer and many, many more, all with amazing costumes. The songs are incredibly Christmasy and the CD includes backing tracks and performance tracks as well as incidental music providing opportunities for adding dance and mime to the production.

Staging A Musical

Staging A Musical

Author: Matthew White Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/1999

In Staging a Musical, Matthew White describes all the elements involved in putting on a musical production, including: how to choose the right show, budgets and schedules, auditions, rehearsals, and performances.

Staging a Musical

Staging a Musical

Author: Matthew White Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/1999

A step-by-step guide to the whole process of putting on a musical, placing a firm emphasis upon good organisation and careful planning. This book describes all the elements involved including: how to choose the right show, budgets and schedules, auditions, rehearsals and performances. There are also sections on set designs, costumes, sound, lighting and publicity.

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