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I highly recommend this book to everyone. If I were still teaching high school, it would be on my required reading list.Published 12 months ago by Linda Dykwel
What started out as a casual read ended up enlightening me a whole lot. Its hugely informative, despairing and entertaining at the same time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jay
It is a laugh or cry kind of book. The author is very flip and glib, but it is still quite an educational book. Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by B. Falk
Using a light touch, well-traveled author Bob Harris delves into the grimmest statistics on the planet: its ongoing conflicts. Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by William A. Howes
Readable, & well-written.
Good thumbnail guide to world strife.
Uses political humor to deal with what would otherwise be a emotional trainwreck, but... Read more
Subtitled "Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up: A Woefully Incomplete Guide," this book gives short essays on the various "little wars" going... Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by Paul Lappen
I'm not sure how to characterize this book, but I'll just go with: THIS FREAKING RULES. It provides the CONTEXT to world events, so you have a better idea of what's going on. Read morePublished on September 12, 2008 by gobrowns
Think the mainstream media is going to keep you up to date on all this stuff? No. In fact, I sometimes wonder if they prefer to keep you in the dark. Read morePublished on August 25, 2008 by Shooshie
I think it is something of a miracle that Mr. Harris made this book so accessible. I picked up this book because I enjoyed other material that Bob Harris produced, but I was a... Read morePublished on December 8, 2007 by Skippy18