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  • Late Victorian Holocausts by Mike Davis
    Late Victorian Holocausts (English, Paperback) Mike Davis

    Bestselling, magisterial melding of global environmental history and global political history

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  • Coming Home by Niamh O'Sullivan
    Coming Home (English, Paperback) Niamh O'Sullivan

    The scale of the Great Irish Famine, and the horror of it, were unprecedented. It permeated everything, the traces of which remain to this day. But the visual dimensions of the loss of life and the erosions of language and culture remained unaddressed until Quinnipiac University opened Ireland's Great Hunger Museum in 2012, to considerable acclaim.

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  • Famine by Cormac O Grada
    Famine (English, Paperback) Cormac O Grada

    Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society. Mass starvation - whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies - devastates families, weakens the social fabric, and undermines political stability. This title traces the history of famine from the earliest records to today.

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  • One Billion Hungry by Gordon Conway
    One Billion Hungry (English, Paperback) Gordon Conway

    In this book, one of the world's foremost experts on global food needs explains the many interrelated issues critical to our global food supply from the science of agricultural advances to the politics of food security.

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  • Atlas of the Great Irish Famine by John Crowley
    Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (English, Hardback) John Crowley

    The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country.

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  • Famine in European History by Guido Alfani
    Famine in European History (English, Paperback) Guido Alfani

    The first systematic study of famine in all parts of Europe from the Middle Ages until the present.

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  • The Great Famine
    The Great Famine (English, Paperback)

    Bridging the gap to bring Irish history to the British market, across a range of titles that are so deeply connected to British history as a whole.

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  • The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Famine Plot (English, Paperback) Tim Pat Coogan

    A controversial history of the Great Famine from Ireland's greatest historian, who provocatively points the finger of blame at the British government. Combining the latest research and fresh insights, this is a fascinating and sobering look at a dark period of global history as well as the ramifications that still resonate today.

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  • Connemara After the Famine by Thomas Colville Scott
    Connemara After the Famine (English, Paperback) Thomas Colville Scott

    Only recently discovered, this is a unique and valuable record, kept by Scott, a Scotsman sent by London life insurance employer to report on an estate about to go on sale - 200,000 acres of land north of Galway, Connemara. Called by Scott this inhabited desolation, his journal provides a first-hand account, with line drawings, by Scott, of the survivors of the famine in this area, of the thieving...

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  • The Great Highland Famine by Tom M. Devine
    The Great Highland Famine (Paperback) Tom M. Devine

    "The Great Hunger", in 19th-century Ireland was one of the great human tragedies of modern times. Almost a million perished and a further two million emigrated in the wake of potato blight and economic collapse. At the same time, acute famine also gripped the Scottish Highlands and caused hardship and distress there.

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  • The Third Horseman by William Rosen
    The Third Horseman (English, Paperback) William Rosen

    In May 1315, years before the Black Death, it started to rain. For the seven disastrous years that followed, Europeans would be visited by a series of curses unseen since the third book of Exodus: floods, ice, failures of crops and cattle and epidemics not just of disease, but of pike, sword and spear. All told, six million lives, one-eighth of Europe's total population, would be lost. This is the...

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  • Mao's Great Famine by Frank Dikotter
    Mao's Great Famine (English, Paperback) Frank Dikotter

    An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize 2011

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  • The Famine Plot by Tim Pat Coogan
    The Famine Plot (English, CD-Audio) Tim Pat Coogan

    In this sweeping history, Ireland's best-known historian, Tim Pat Coogan, tackles the dark history of the Irish Famine and argues that it constituted one of the first acts of genocide.

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  • Demographic Responses to Ecological Degradation and Food Insecurity by Markos Ezra
    Demographic Responses to Ecological Degradation and Food Insecurity (English, Paperback) Markos Ezra

    Debilitating food shortages and tragic famines have been among the major problems facing many Sub-Saharan countries in Africa since the early 1970s. Ethiopia is one of the most severely affected countries in the region. The country's drought prone areas,

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  • Hungry for Peace by Hazel Smith
    Hungry for Peace (English, Paperback) Hazel Smith

    Smith describes the famine that devastated the country in the 1990s and the international rescue program that Pyongyang requested and received. Together, the famine and the humanitarian response have wrought subtle but profound changes in North Korea's economy, society, and security outlook. Smith argues that the regime has been prodded into accepting some international norms, allowed markets to...

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  • Wretched Faces by Roger A.E. Wells
    Wretched Faces (English, Paperback) Roger A.E. Wells $35.99
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  • Holodomor and Gorta Mor by Christian Noack
    Holodomor and Gorta Mor (English, Hardback) Christian Noack

    A comparative study of the famines of Ireland (1845?51) and Ukraine (1932?33), and how historical experiences of famine were translated into narratives that supported political claims for independent national statehood.

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  • Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland by Christine Kinealy
    Charity and the Great Hunger in Ireland (English, Paperback) Christine Kinealy

    Explores the assistance the Irish received from people from around the world during the nineteenth century famine.

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  • Famine Crimes by Alexander De Waal
    Famine Crimes (English, Paperback) Alexander De Waal

    Famine is preventable. The persistence of famine reflects political failings by African governments, western donors and international relief agencies.

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  • Execution by Hunger by Miron Dolot
    Execution by Hunger (English, Paperback) Miron Dolot

    Seven million people in the "breadbasket of Europe" were deliberately starved to death at Stalin's command. This story has been suppressed for half a century. Now, a survivor speaks.

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