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A Disastrous History Of The World By John Withington

A Disastrous History Of The World by John Withington

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Summary

A compulsively readable collection of all the nastiest things that have afflicted mankind

A Disastrous History Of The World Summary

A Disastrous History Of The World: Chronicles of war, earthquake, plague and flood by John Withington

Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, bird flu, international terrorism - the world seems to get more dangerous by the day. Or does it? John Withington's disturbing yet fascinating new book describes the worst things that have happened on Earth from the dawn of man to the present day.

Part One chronicles all the major natural calamities - floods and earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and typhoons, plague and famine. Part Two describes in compelling detail the greatest man-made disasters - war and invasion, air raids, massacres, riots and terrorism, fires and explosions, shipwrecks, and air and train crashes.

John Withington takes the reader on an epic journey through the annals of the nastiest things to have afflicted mankind. Out of all this horror, he has somehow fashioned a compulsively readble and entertaining book.

A Disastrous History Of The World Reviews

The publisher seems to be pushing its luck by describing this haul of "the nastiest things to have afflicted humanity" as "compulsively readable and entertaining". Weirdly enough, this is spot on. Withington's eye for detail enlivens what might otherwise be a morbid litany * INDEPENDENT, December 2010 *

About John Withington

John Withington is the author of The Disastrous History of London and A Disastrous History of Britain. He has written numerous articles for national newspapers and magazines, and written and directed more than 40 television documentaries.

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GOR002670292
9780749909796
074990979X
A Disastrous History Of The World: Chronicles of war, earthquake, plague and flood by John Withington
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2010-11-04
400
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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