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Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Public Affairs
Publication date August 30, 2011
Pages 323
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781610390651
ISBN-10 1610390652
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $27.99
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Famine may be triggered by nature but its outcome arises from politics and ideology. In Three Famines, award-winning author Thomas Keneally uncovers the troubling truth—that sustained widespread hunger is historically the outcome of government neglect and individual venality. Through the lens of three of the most disastrous famines in modern history—the potato famine in Ireland, the famine in Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia in the 1970s and 1980s— Keneally shows how ideology, mindsets of governments, racial preconceptions, and administrative incompetence were, ultimately, more lethal than the initiating blights or crop failures.

In this compelling narrative, Keneally recounts the histories of these events while vividly evoking the terrible cost of famine at the level of the individual who starves and the nation that withers.



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from Public Affairs (August 30, 2011)
9781610390651 | details & prices | 323 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.99
About: Famine may be triggered by nature but its outcome arises from politics and ideology.
Paperback
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from Public Affairs (September 4, 2012)
9781610391870 | details & prices | 323 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Through the lens of three of the most devastating food crises in modern history—the Górta Mor of British-ruled Ireland, the great famine of British-ruled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia during the 1970s and 1980s, Booker Prize–winning author Thomas Keneally vividly evokes the terrible cost of mass starvation at the level of the individual who starves and the nation that watches.

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