By Colin Wilson
"A large source for crime buffs in addition to a tough exposition for many of the extra sophisticated criminological taking into consideration our time." —Kirkus
This landmark paintings deals a very new method of the heritage and psychology of human violence. Its sweep is wide, its study meticulous and targeted. Wilson explores the bloodthirsty sadism of the traditional Assyrians and the mass slaughter via the armies led via Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the poor, and Vlad the Impaler. He delves into smooth heritage, exploring the genocides practiced by way of Stalin and Hitler. He then takes a chilling investigate the intercourse crimes and mass murders that experience turn into symbols of the neuroses and depth of recent existence. With breathtaking audacity and gorgeous perception, Wilson places criminal activity firmly in a large, illuminating ancient context. the result's a very new method of the historical past and psychology of human violence.
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A Criminal History of Mankind by Colin Wilson