Genocide, mass murder, massacres. The words themselves are chilling, evoking images of the slaughter of countless innocents. What dark impulses lurk in our minds that even today can justify the eradication of thousands and even millions of unarmed human beings caught in the crossfire of political, cultural, or ethnic hostilities? This question lies at the heart of Why Not Kill Them All? Cowritten by historical sociologist Daniel Chirot and psychologist Clark McCauley, the book goes beyond exploring the motives that have provided the psychological underpinnings for genocidal killings. It offers a historical and comparative context that adds up to a causal taxonomy of genocidal events. Rather than suggesting that such horrors are the product of abnormal or criminal minds, the authors emphasize the normality of these horrors: killing by category has occurred on every continent and in every century. But genocide is much less common than the imbalance of power that makes it possible. Throughout history human societies have developed techniques aimed at limiting intergroup violence. Incorporating ethnographic, historical, and current political evidence, this book examines the mechanisms of constraint that human societies have employed to temper partisan passions and reduce carnage. Might an understanding of these mechanisms lead the world of the twenty-first century away from mass murder? Why Not Kill Them All? makes clear that there are no simple solutions, but that progress is most likely to be made through a combination of international pressures, new institutions and laws, and education. If genocide is to become a grisly relic of the past, we must fully comprehend the complex history of violent conflict and the struggle between hatred and tolerance that is waged in the human heart. In a new preface, the authors discuss recent mass violence and reaffirm the importance of education and understanding in the prevention of future genocides.
The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder
Author: Daniel Chirot,Clark McCauley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
Determined to find her family's murderers, fifteen-year-old Clementine Webb vows to hunt them down, one by one. Texas Ranger Lucius Dodge tries to talk some sense into the little lady. Trading lead with stone- cold killers is men's work. At least it's what Lucius always thought- until darling Clementine shows her aim is true.
Taken from the Adventures of Texas Ranger Lucius Dodge
Author: J. Lee Butts
The Albigensian crusade (1209-1229) by the Catholic Church against the Cathar heretics of southern France is infamous for its brutality and savagery. Marked by massacres and acts of appalling cruelty, these deeds are commonly ascribed to the role of religious fanaticism. This book is the first to offer a dedicated military history of the whole Crusade; in so doing it refutes this old view. By telling the story of the Crusade through its dramatic sieges, battles and campaigns and offering expert analysis of the warfare involved, the author reveals the Crusade in a new light—as a bloody territorial conquest in which acts of terror were perpetrated to secure military aims rather than religious ones. The result is an exciting and at times disturbing book that tells the dramatic military events of the Crusade and its leading characters—Simon de Montfort, Louis the Lion, Innocent III, Peter of Aragon, Count Raymond of Toulouse—through the voices of those contemporary writers who fought it and experienced it.
Cathars and Carnage in the Albigensian Crusade
Author: Sean McGlynn
Publisher: The History Press
GOT TO KILL THEM ALL & OTHER STORIES by Dennis Etchison Introduction by George Clayton Johnson An author's choice collection of 18 dark, powerful tales that deserves a place in any library of horror classics. "Dennis Etchison's best short stories are a bracing draft of dark whiskey: dense, bitter, meant to be sipped." — New York Times "I feel it is the critic's duty to note his brillance and to call attention to his miraculous existence. If you are one who cares about these matters, join me in recommending Got To Kill Them All & Other Stories to a wider audience." (from the Introduction by George Clayton Johnson) "This volume collects stories that might be called ruthless, cold or even cruel. Yet I do not believe they are heartless. I prefer the word 'unflinching'…" (from the Foreword by Dennis Etchison) "This collection, spanning 40 years of World Fantasy Award-winner Etchison's career, delves deep into personal terrors… The title story caps off the collection with a brutally exquisite showing of what Etchison does best: creating a tone and wielding it like an edged weapon." — Publisher's Weekly "Dennis Etchison is an A-1, first-class writer!" — Ray Bradbury "The finest writer of psychological horror this genre has produced." — Karl Edward Wagner
Author: Dennis Etchison
Publisher: Crossroad Press
An envelope of gruesome photos. A killer with a design. Can he be stopped in time? An envelope lands on the desk of Detective Drexel Pierce. In it, hideous pictures of a dismembered woman displayed against a chalk pattern. As more envelopes arrive and the body count rises, a chance fingerprint points to one suspect while the victims are linked to another suspect. In a race to prevent more gruesome murders, Pierce uses every resource at his disposal to find the killer. Kill Them All is the second book in the Drexel Pierce mystery series set in modern Chicago with compelling characters and twists and turns. Fans of Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and Ross Macdonald will love the second installment to this mystery series.
Author: Patrick Kanouse
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Fletcher Hanks was the first great comic book auteur: he wrote, penciled, inked, and lettered all of his own stories. He completed approximately 50 stories between 1939-1941, all unified by a unique artistic vision. Whether it’s the superhero Stardust doling out ice cold slabs of poetic justice, or the jungle protectress Fantomah tearing evildoers from limb to ragged limb, contemporary readers are stunned by the pop surrealism and outright violent mayhem of Hanks’ work. Originally featured in two paperback volumes, this deluxe hardcover collects―for the first time―all of Hanks’ previously published material, plus several gems newly discovered for this volume, making this the very first complete collection of the works of Fletcher Hanks.
The Complete Works Of Fletcher Hanks
Author: Fletcher Hanks
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
A deranged serial killer is targeting innocent railway employees, a disappointed wanna-be author is running amok, a well-liked woman is killed in a quiet residential area, a cruel murder happens during the opening of the famous Nuremberg Christkindl market, tragedy strikes on a luxurious Caribbean cruise, an unsuspecting tourist is killed on a train with numerous witnesses around, a woman miraculously escapes attempts on her life but the killer strikes again, an office crew organizes a running competition and one of the runners disappears; big crowds, trains full of people, peaceful areas in various parts of the world - the short stories in this book show that murder can strike anywhere, anybody, any time, nobody is safe, but fortunately, you can't kill them all.
Collected Short Stories
Author: Irene Maschke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Von der Staatsgründung Israels bis heute - die erste umfassende Geschichte der geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad Mordanschläge, die dem israelischen Geheimdienst Mossad zugeschrieben werden, sorgen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Doch über die Hintergründe dieser Aktionen war bislang kaum etwas bekannt. In seinem packend geschriebenen Enthüllungsbuch deckt der israelische Geheimdienstexperte Ronen Bergman nun erstmals die ganze Dimension eines Schattenkriegs auf, der seit Jahrzehnten im Geheimen ausgetragen wird. Er beschreibt die Erfolge und Misserfolge der zum Teil unbekannten Attentate, benennt Opfer, Täter und Verantwortliche und fragt, welchen Preis Staat und Gesellschaft in Israel für ihre Sicherheit bezahlen.
Israel und die geheimen Tötungskommandos des Mossad - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch
Author: Ronen Bergman
A shocking accident gave Matthew Cahill the ability to see a nightmarish netherworld that nobody else does, pitting him in a fight to save us all--and his own soul--from the clutches of pure evil in these three exhilarating tales of dark humor, nonstop action, and pure horror.Matt thought he was the only one who could see the evil in people's souls as rotting flesh. But in David McAfee's THE DEAD WOMAN, in a town terrorized by a vicious serial killer, Matt meets a woman who may see the same dark world that what he does... In James Reasoner's THE BLOOD MESA, Matt is working for a group of archeologists unearthing Native American ruins in a desolate corner of New Mexico...who inadvertently awaken an ancient terror with an insatiable hunger for human flesh.Matt is pursued by sadistic, professional mercenaries into a dying western town in Harry Shannon's KILL THEM ALL. Now Matt must rally the peaceful citizens into defending themselves-- or sacrifice himself to save them from certain death."BUCKLE UP...THIS IS BIG TICKET HORROR!" - New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry
The Dead Woman, the Blood Mesa, Kill Them All
Author: David McAfee,James Reasoner,Harry Shannon
Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.
Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Political Science
A beautiful facsimile of the 1923 original edition which is considered "one of the greatest poems of the twentieth century". (The New York Times) Spring and All is a manifesto of the imagination — a hybrid of alternating sections of prose and free verse that coalesce in dramatic, energetic, and beautifully cryptic statements of how language re-creates the world. Spring and All contains some of Williams’s best-known poetry, including Section I, which opens, “By the road to the contagious hospital,” and Section XXII, where Williams penned his most famous poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Now, almost 90 years since its first publiction, New Directions publishes this facsimile of the original 1923 Contact Press edition, featuring a new introduction by C. D. Wright.
Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Publisher: Bryce Campbell