books of the month eleanor oliphant Harry Potter House Eds
Search our site
The Course of History Ten Meals That Changed the World by Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh Read the opening extract of the brand new Struan Stevenson, Tony Singh book before its publication on 24/10/2017

Atrocitology Humanity's 100 Deadliest Achievements by Matthew White
  

Atrocitology Humanity's 100 Deadliest Achievements

The Real World   Biography / Autobiography   History   

RRP £12.99

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Biography/Autobiography Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

If we study history to avoid the mistakes of the past, then there can be no more important place to start than this eye-opening and entertaining book. In this wholly original and remarkably ambitious work, 'Atrocitologist' Matthew White considers man's inhumanity to man across several thousand years of history. While sceptical of any grand theory for the causes of human violence, White does share three big lessons gleaned from his careful statistical analysis:

one, chaos is more deadly than tyranny;

two, the world is even more disorganised than we realise; and

three, wars kill more civilians than soldiers (in fact, the army is usually the safest place to be).

Win a Signed Copy from Arun Gandhi

We have a highly sought after SIGNED COPY to give away of The Gift of Anger, written by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. This is a memoir that also shares some of the beliefs and teachings of his grandfather, beliefs that focus on co-existence and tolerance which are needed now more than ever in our world.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 31 October 2017. The winners will be notified by 9 November 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/10/2017

Synopsis

Atrocitology Humanity's 100 Deadliest Achievements by Matthew White

In this wholly original and remarkably ambitious work, 'Atrocitologist' Matthew White considers man's inhumanity to man across several thousand years of history. From the First Punic War and the collapse of Mayan rule to the reign of Peter the Great and the cataclysmic events of the Second World War, White's epic book spans centuries and civilisations as it measures the hundred most violent events in human history. If we study history in order to avoid the mistakes of the past, then there can be no more important place to start.

Reviews

'Full of the sorts of facts and figures that men like to have at their fingertips when they are at the pub...I'd never heard of the Time of Troubles, but White explains the hows and whys rather brilliantly' - Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Matthew White

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.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

6th September 2012

Author

Matthew White

More books by Matthew White
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
688 pages

Categories

The Real World
Biography / Autobiography
History

General & world history

ISBN

9780857861238

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools