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This one shortcoming aside this is a fascinating and well written book and I definitely recommend it.
Some have said "Late Victorian Holocausts" is too influenced by Marxist doctrine and that Davis whitewashes the famines of the Great Leap Forward under Mao Zedong.
Near the end of the book, Davis gives us a big, fat, juicy discussion on the history of agriculture and ecological catastrophe in China.
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the book selectively highlights some parts of Western history and marginalizes non-Western ones. The book is supposed to create an emotional reaction rather than objectively inform... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael
This book is a must-read for a vital understanding of history that has only recently grabbed the attention of the so-called Academy of Historians, to honor the lives of upwards of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Karen Otten
Davis convincingly maps a shadow history of Third World famines into modern climate issues. While a rich, multi-disciliplanary look into the history of famines, Victorian... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nathaniel Lane
In the years 1876-1879 and 1896-1902 between 12.2 and 29.3 million died of famine in India. In the years 1876-1879 and 1896-1900 between 19. Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Richard Reese (author of Sustainable or Bust)
Great book. Well written, clear and concise. The author is able to convey a large amount of information without ever loosing sight of the human aspect of the narrative. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by Atlantan Student
So much of the history of the third world just presents the desperate living conditions as something that has always existed in that part of the world and always will. Read morePublished on February 10, 2012 by Lionel S. Taylor
As another reviewer says, "A staggering indictment of British imperialism". Davis has summarized an immense amount of quantitative scholarly work. Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by John Karon