Blood and Soil

By Ben Kiernan,

Book cover of Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur

Book description

A book of surpassing importance that should be required reading for leaders and policymakers throughout the world

For thirty years Ben Kiernan has been deeply involved in the study of genocide and crimes against humanity. He has played a key role in unearthing confidential documentation of the atrocities committed by…


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1 author picked Blood and Soil as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This book is the first global history of genocide and is indispensable for understanding the phenomenon of genocide. What is so useful about the book is not merely its broad coverage but Kiernan's masterful analyses of genocides occurring in widely different times and places.

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