Famine

Famine
Author: Cormac Ó Gráda
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780691122373
ISBN 13: 0691122377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famine Book Review:

History.

Mao s Great Famine

Mao s Great Famine
Author: Frank Dikötter
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 080277928X
ISBN 13: 9780802779281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mao s Great Famine Book Review:

Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China. "Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because access to Communist Party archives has long been restricted to all but the most trusted historians. A new archive law has opened up thousands of central and provincial documents that "fundamentally change the way one can study the Maoist era." Dikötter makes clear, as nobody has before, that far from being the program that would lift the country among the world's superpowers and prove the power of Communism, as Mao imagined, the Great Leap Forward transformed the country in the other direction. It became the site not only of "one of the most deadly mass killings of human history,"--at least 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death--but also of "the greatest demolition of real estate in human history," as up to one-third of all housing was turned into rubble). The experiment was a catastrophe for the natural world as well, as the land was savaged in the maniacal pursuit of steel and other industrial accomplishments. In a powerful mesghing of exhaustive research in Chinese archives and narrative drive, Dikötter for the first time links up what happened in the corridors of power-the vicious backstabbing and bullying tactics that took place among party leaders-with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. His magisterial account recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.

The Land of Feast and Famine

The Land of Feast and Famine
Author: Helge Ingstad
Publsiher: McGill Queens University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780773509122
ISBN 13: 0773509127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of Feast and Famine Book Review:

In the late 1920s, Helge Ingstad spent four years as a hunter and trapper in the Canadian Arctic. When he first arrived in the North, people in the river communities would bet on the arrival of the river boats - when he stopped at Fort Resolution on his way out, the bets were about planes. The Land of Feast and Famine, originally published in 1931 and re-released by McGill-Queen's after more than forty years out-of-print, is a vivid depiction of Ingstad's adventures. He describes the native companions and fellow trappers with whom he shared both harsh and heart-warming experiences, and relates how he learned first-hand about beaver, caribou, wolf, and other wildlife. He also provides a remarkable body of information about native medicine. The arrival of the aviation age opened of the North, irrevocably changing the way of life of the Native people. The Land of Feast and Famine provides a fascinating glimpse of the Northwest Territories in the final days of the fur trading era.

Famine The Four Horsemen Book 3

Famine  The Four Horsemen Book 3
Author: Laura Thalassa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2021-06-16
ISBN 10: 9781942662259
ISBN 13: 1942662254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famine The Four Horsemen Book 3 Book Review:

The third horseman must choose between the young woman who once saved his life and his loyalty towards his last immortal brother.

The Marrakesh Treaty Helping to end the global book famine

The Marrakesh Treaty     Helping to end the global book famine
Author: World Intellectual Property Organization
Publsiher: WIPO
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marrakesh Treaty Helping to end the global book famine Book Review:

This short leaflet introduces the Marrakesh Treaty and explains how WIPO is working with partner organizations to promote inclusive publishing.

Poverty and Famines

Poverty and Famines
Author: Amartya Sen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 0198284632
ISBN 13: 9780198284635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty and Famines Book Review:

The main focus of this book is on the causation of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines concentrates on food supply. This is shown to be defective and Sen develops an alternative method of analysis which concentrates on ownership and exchange.

Flight from Famine

Flight from Famine
Author: Donald MacKay
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-03-23
ISBN 10: 9781770705067
ISBN 13: 1770705066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight from Famine Book Review:

Winner of the 1991 QSPELL Prize for Non-fiction One of Canada’s founding peoples, the Irish arrived in the Newfoundland fishing stations as early as the seventeenth century. By the eighteenth century they were establishing farms and settlements from Nova Scotia to the Great Lakes. Then, in the 1840s, came the failures of Ireland’s potato crop, which people in the west of Ireland had depended on for survival. "And that," wrote a Sligo countryman, "was the beginning of the great trouble and famine that destroyed Ireland." Flight from Famine is the moving account of a Victorian-era tragedy that has echoes in our own time but seems hardly credible in the light of Ireland’s modern prosperity. The famine survivors who helped build Canada in the years that followed Black ’47 provide a testament to courage, resilience, and perseverance. By the time of Confederation, the Irish population of Canada was second only to the French, and four million Canadians can claim proud Irish descent.

The Great Irish Famine

The Great Irish Famine
Author: Cormac Ó'Gráda,Economic History Society
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1995-09-28
ISBN 10: 9780521557870
ISBN 13: 0521557879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Irish Famine Book Review:

A concise analysis of one of the great disasters of Irish history.

Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts
Author: Jasper Becker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822023929979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hungry Ghosts Book Review:

An account of China's four-year famine uncovers the truth behind one of the darkest chapters in history.

Red Famine

Red Famine
Author: Anne Applebaum
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 9780804170888
ISBN 13: 0804170886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Famine Book Review:

AN ECONOMIST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes--the consequences of which still resonate today In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization--in effect a second Russian revolution--which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because the state deliberately set out to kill them. Devastating and definitive, Red Famine captures the horror of ordinary people struggling to survive extraordinary evil. Today, Russia, the successor to the Soviet Union, has placed Ukrainian independence in its sights once more. Applebaum's compulsively readable narrative recalls one of the worst crimes of the twentieth century, and shows how it may foreshadow a new threat to the political order in the twenty-first.

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine 1845 52

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine  1845 52
Author: John Crowley,William J. Smyth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781859184790
ISBN 13: 1859184790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine 1845 52 Book Review:

The Great Irish Famine is the most pivotal event in modern Irish history, with implications that cannot be underestimated. Over a million people perished between 1845-1852, and well over a million others fled to other locales within Europe and America. By 1850, the Irish made up a quarter of the population in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. The 2000 US census had 41 million people claim Irish ancestry, or one in five white Americans. This book considers how such a near total decimation of a country by natural causes could take place in industrialized, 19th century Europe and situates the Great Famine alongside other world famines for a more globally informed approach. It seeks to try and bear witness to the thousands and thousands of people who died and are buried in mass Famine pits or in fields and ditches, with little or nothing to remind us of their going. The centrality of the Famine workhouse as a place of destitution is also examined in depth. Likewise the atlas represents and documents the conditions and experiences of the many thousands who emigrated from Ireland in those desperate years, with case studies of famine emigrants in cities such as Liverpool, Glasgow, New York and Toronto. The Atlas places the devastating Irish Famine in greater historic context than has been attempted before, by including over 150 original maps of population decline, analysis and examples of poetry, contemporary art, written and oral accounts, numerous illustrations, and photography, all of which help to paint a fuller picture of the event and to trace its impact and legacy. In this comprehensive and stunningly illustrated volume, over fifty chapters on history, politics, geography, art, population, and folklore provide readers with a broad range of perspectives and insights into this event. -- Publisher description.

Famine

Famine
Author: Diane Andrews Henningfeld
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-04-24
ISBN 10: 0737749083
ISBN 13: 9780737749083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famine Book Review:

One in six people in America face hunger, but famine is a worldwide issue. Millions of people are starving across the globe. Give your readers an understanding of the ways we are blessed if we never go hungry. Essays will discuss the global food crisis and famine's relationship to natural disasters, politics, and the world economy. Readers will evaluate whether the responses to famine are enough, and what we should be doing to combat it. With the majority of the material reflecting stances of countries other than the United States, readers are provided with a truly panoramic view. Helpful features include an annotated table of contents, a world map and country index, bibliography, and subject index.

Famine Foods

Famine Foods
Author: Paul E. Minnis
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 0816542252
ISBN 13: 9780816542253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famine Foods Book Review:

How people eat today is a record of food use through the ages, and Famine Foods offers the first ever overview of the use of alternative foods during food shortages. Paul E. Minnis explores the unusual plants that have helped humanity survive throughout history.

The Great Famine

The Great Famine
Author: Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN 10: 144113977X
ISBN 13: 9781441139771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Famine Book Review:

Over one million people died in the Great Famine, and more than one million more emigrated on the coffin ships to America and beyond. Drawing on contemporary eyewitness accounts and diaries, the book charts the arrival of the potato blight in 1845 and the total destruction of the harvests in 1846 which brought a sense of numbing shock to the populace. Far from meeting the relief needs of the poor, the Liberal public works programme was a first example of how relief policies would themselves lead to mortality. Workhouses were swamped with thousands who had subsisted on public works and soup kitchens earlier, and who now gathered in ragged crowds. Unable to cope, workhouse staff were forced to witness hundreds die where they lay, outside the walls. The next phase of degradation was the clearances, or exterminations in popular parlance which took place on a colossal scale. From late 1847 an exodus had begun. The Famine slowly came to an end from late 1849 but the longer term consequences were to reverberate through future decades.

The Irish Famine

The Irish Famine
Author: Peter Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780500300572
ISBN 13: 0500300577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irish Famine Book Review:

During the famine of 1845-50 over one million of the Irish population died in a crop failure unprecedented in the history of modern Europe. Dependency on the potato as the main source of food brought widespread starvation and disease throughout Ireland and was followed by mass emigration to Britain, North America, Canada and Australia. A century and a half later, the famine is a catastrophe that has never been forgotten, a pivotal point in the destiny of modern Ireland. Beautifully reproduced documentary illustrations and eyewitness testimonies interwoven with a gripping text, bring this disaster vividly to life.

Tombstone

Tombstone
Author: Yang Jisheng
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 1466827793
ISBN 13: 9781466827790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tombstone Book Review:

The much-anticipated definitive account of China's Great Famine An estimated thirty-six million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China's Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early '60s. One of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century, the famine is poorly understood, and in China is still euphemistically referred to as "the three years of natural disaster." As a journalist with privileged access to official and unofficial sources, Yang Jisheng spent twenty years piecing together the events that led to mass nationwide starvation, including the death of his own father. Finding no natural causes, Yang attributes responsibility for the deaths to China's totalitarian system and the refusal of officials at every level to value human life over ideology and self-interest. Tombstone is a testament to inhumanity and occasional heroism that pits collective memory against the historical amnesia imposed by those in power. Stunning in scale and arresting in its detailed account of the staggering human cost of this tragedy, Tombstone is written both as a memorial to the lives lost—an enduring tombstone in memory of the dead—and in hopeful anticipation of the final demise of the totalitarian system. Ian Johnson, writing in The New York Review of Books, called the Chinese edition of Tombstone "groundbreaking . . . One of the most important books to come out of China in recent years."

Famine and Foreigners Ethiopia Since Live Aid

Famine and Foreigners  Ethiopia Since Live Aid
Author: Peter Gill
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-07-08
ISBN 10: 0199569843
ISBN 13: 9780199569847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famine and Foreigners Ethiopia Since Live Aid Book Review:

`No outsider understands Ethiopia better than Peter Gill. He combines compassion with a clinical commitment to the truth. He writes with verve and an eye for telling detail. The result is a major contribution to the compelling story of this remarkable nation.'---Jonathan Dimbleby --

Famine Demography

Famine Demography
Author: Professor of Population and Development Tim Dyson, M.,Tim Dyson,Cormac O Grada,Cormac Ó Gráda,Cormac S. Grada
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780199251919
ISBN 13: 0199251916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famine Demography Book Review:

This book deals with the important subject of famine demography. Drawing together case studies of famines in the historical past and more recent times it tries to answer questions such as: To what extent did famines control human population growth in the past? Who dies most in famines? What are the principal causes of famine mortality? When do people die in famines? And what factors influence the volume of famine mortality? The implications of famines for humanfertility and migration are also investigated.

Black 47 and Beyond

Black  47 and Beyond
Author: Cormac Ó Gráda
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2000-09-03
ISBN 10: 0691070156
ISBN 13: 9780691070155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black 47 and Beyond Book Review:

Moving away from the traditional narrative historical approach to the catastrophe, O Grada concentrates instead on fresh insights available through interdisciplinary and comparative methods. He highlights several economic and demographic features of the famine previously neglected in the literature, such as the part played by traders and markets, by medical science, and by migration.

Pestilence The Four Horsemen Book 1

Pestilence  The Four Horsemen Book  1
Author: Laura Thalassa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN 10: 9781942662235
ISBN 13: 1942662238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pestilence The Four Horsemen Book 1 Book Review:

Fans of Sarah J. Maas will love this story about when one of the four horseman comes to spread the plague, a young woman risks her life to save her town from him, only to fall in love with him.