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Extended Audio Sample Three Famines (Unabridged), by Thomas Keneally
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Keneally Narrator: Peter Byrne Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the story of three terrible famines. The first is an Gorta Mór, the great hunger of Ireland, which began in 1846. The second is the deadly famine that struck Bengal in 1943. The third is the Ethiopian famine, which first sprung up in lethal form in the 1970s under Emperor Haile Selassie and then reappeared under the brutal dictator Mengistu in the 1980s. Keneally visited Eritrea in 1984 to see the effects of this grave event. Tom Keneally shares these three shocking histories with his customary penetrating wisdom, and he presents a controversial theory in his utterly compelling narrative: in all three famines, ideology, mindsets of governments, racial preconceptions and administrative incompetence were, ultimately, more lethal than the initiating blights, the loss of potatoes or rice or the grain named teff.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 10/29/2013

    " Well-structured and easy to read and understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura Anthony | 1/9/2013

    " A highly readable examination of the political impact on three modern famine: the Irish potato famine of the 1840's, the Bengali famine of 1943, and the Ethiopian famines of the 1970's and 1980's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Naomi | 12/27/2012

    " An eye-opening read that adds to his previous work on the Irish Potato Famine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marzie | 4/6/2012

    " Probably really like 3.5 stars, but giving it 4 for the importance of the topic as a whole. "

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