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Dinah Shelton «Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity (Vol 3)»
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference | Edition: 2004 | ISBN: 0028658507 | PDF | 431 pages | 14,64 Mb
The first thing that hits you looking through this 3 volume set is how ready, willing and able the human race is, world-wide, to kill, kill, kill. If the human race was a car, it would have been sent back to the factory, the schematics destroyed, and the engineers would have started all over again from scratch! Serious design flaws.
Anyway, this set is a (probably brief) catalog of man's inhumanity to man. There is some mention of genocides and crimes against humanity in pre-modern times, but most of the horror takes place in the 20th century & later, where modern weapons make killing easier and more efficient - where perpetrators take pictures & make films of themselves committing atrocities. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. The set is pretty up-to-date, including Darfur, Gujarat, and Abu Ghraib. A depressing glimpse at Planet Earth and it's inhabitants.
Includes black and white photos.