Knopf, 2010, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 324 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. 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. Famine is widely misunderstood as a completely natural catastrophe. Keneally recounts that while the triggers--crop, pestilence, and drought--are natural, the political and ideological choices that prolong famine are man-made. Government neglect and individual venality, not food shortages, are historically the causes of sustained, widespread hunger. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741668551. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7164.