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“[White] doesn’t take sides so much as report the facts—and the death tolls. . . . Full of fascinating information about parts of the world little-known to most Westerners.” (Washington Post)
“White . . . gives voice to the suffering of ordinary people that, inexorably, has defined every historical epoch.” (Military Review)
“A fascinating read thanks to White’s keen grasp of history and his wry take on the villains of the past.” (Christian Science Monitor) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Matthew White is the creator of the online Historical Atlas of the 20th Century. His data has been cited by forty-five published books and eighty scholarly articles. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Fabulous. I'm seventy years old and thought I knew a thing or too about
this world. Atrocities opened my eyes far wider than I thought possible. Read more
Atrocities is an interesting book, not only in the short sections describing all these horrors, but also in some of the conclusions (“What I Found: Analysis”): hereditary monarchs... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Adelin Remy
Thoroughly enjoyed - very tongue in cheek treatment of a dreadful subject.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Man's inhumanity to man on parade! A history text, a sociology primer, and casebook on deviant psychology superbly written and organized. Mr. White is a scholar. Read morePublished 5 months ago by K. Rense
It's big and it's horrible. Why do I read things like this...? Why 4 stars? It is a well researched and written book, of horrible things. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. O'Neil