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By Colin Wilson

ISBN-10: 0881846465

ISBN-13: 9780881846461

ISBN-10: 1845600029

ISBN-13: 9781845600020

"A paintings of big power, compulsively readable, wonderfully establishes Wilson in a ecu culture of inspiration that comes with H.G. Wells, Sartre and Shaw." —Time Out

"A super source for crime buffs in addition to a difficult exposition for a number of the extra refined criminological taking into account our time." —Kirkus

This landmark paintings deals a very new method of the background and psychology of human violence. Its sweep is wide, its learn meticulous and particular. Wilson explores the bloodthirsty sadism of the traditional Assyrians and the mass slaughter by means of the armies led by means of Genghis Khan, Tamurlane, Ivan the negative, and Vlad the Impaler. He delves into smooth historical past, exploring the genocides practiced by way of Stalin and Hitler. He then takes a chilling look at the intercourse crimes and mass murders that experience turn into symbols of the neuroses and depth of recent lifestyles. With breathtaking audacity and lovely perception, Wilson places illegal activity firmly in a large, illuminating ancient context. the result's a very new method of the background and psychology of human violence.

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