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Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date September 11, 2012
Pages 464
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300186406
ISBN-10 0300186401
Dimensions 1.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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Renowned moral philosopher Jonathan Glover confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the mystery of why so many atrocities occurred. In a new preface, Glover brings the book through the post-September 11 era and into our own time—and asks whether humankind can "weaken the grip war has on us."

Praise for the first edition:

“It is hard to imagine a more important book. Glover makes an overwhelming case for the need to understand our own inhumanity, and reduce or eliminate the ways in which it can express itself—and he then begins the task himself. Humanity is an extraordinary achievement.”—Peter Singer, Princeton University

“This is an extraordinary book: brilliant, haunting and uniquely important. Almost 40 years ago a president read a best seller and avoided a holocaust. I like to think that some of the leaders and followers of tomorrow will read Humanity.Steven Pinker, New York Times Book Review

Editions
Hardcover
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from Yale Univ Pr (September 1, 2000)
9780300087000 | details & prices | 464 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $42.00
About: This important book confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the psychological mystery of why so many atrocities occurred--the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Gulag, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and others--and how we can prevent their recurrence.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780300087154 Book cover for 9780300186406
 
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2 edition from Yale Univ Pr (September 11, 2012)
9780300186406 | details & prices | 464 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Renowned moral philosopher Jonathan Glover confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the mystery of why so many atrocities occurred.
from Yale Univ Pr (August 11, 2001)
9780300087154 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.95
About: The twentieth century was the most brutal in human history, featuring a litany of shameful events that includes the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Stalinist era, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda.

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