A Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good

A Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good

by Paul R. Bartrop
     
 

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This book documents the devastating effects of genocide in the world's most destructive human environments since the end of World War II and explores why such events still occur.

Overview

This book documents the devastating effects of genocide in the world's most destructive human environments since the end of World War II and explores why such events still occur.

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"In this well-designed reference book, seasoned scholar of genocide Bartrop provides biographical profiles of 170 individuals who perpetrated, attempted to prevent, or were in some other significant way involved in selected atrocities since 1945. . . . This volume offers a wealth of accessible information for anyone interested in exploring the darkest episodes of the post-WWII era. Summing Up: Highly recommended." - Choice

"This work is highly recommended for libraries serving high school students, undergraduates, and the general public." - ARBA

"Although many well-known personalities are covered, the inclusion of those who tried to prevent genocide provides readers with an added (and welcomed) dimension to genocide studies and is an admirable feature of this book. The thematic contents and references make it easier for those interested in further study within a specific area of interest. Educators looking for a summary of contemporary events could use the introduction with little modification. . . . This volume is a good starting point for researchers and is recommended for most libraries." - Booklist

"This encyclopedia presents a variety of key individuals to study with respect to genocidal acts. The succinct text offers a valuable starting point for further study as well as an informative read for those generally interested in the unfortunate subject matter." - Library Journal

Library Journal
Bartrop (Holocaust and genocide studies, Richard Stockton Coll.; Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide; The Genocide Studies Reader; Dictionary of Genocide) studies post-Holocaust individuals who have been affected by genocide. He indicates that those profiled may be perpetrators, victims, or even bystanders, and offers a different take on the subject than is usually available. The introduction to the text outlines major events related to genocide from 1944 to the present day. Key individuals are highlighted and are discussed later in the biographical profiles. Entries offer basic facts and information about each subject, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions about the people and their actions. Black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Back matter includes a glossary of important terms and a time line. VERDICT This encyclopedia presents a variety of key individuals to study with respect to genocidal acts. The succinct text offers a valuable starting point for further study as well as an informative read for those generally interested in the unfortunate subject matter.—Annette Haldeman, Dept. of Legislative Svcs. Lib., Annapolis, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313386787
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

Paul R. Bartrop, PhD, is the 2011–2012 Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College, Galloway, NJ. His published work includes Australia and the Holocaust, 1933–1945.

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