LITERATURE

A Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good

. 2012. 403p. 978-0-31338-678-7. 89.
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Bartrop (Holocaust and genocide studies, Richard Stockton Coll.; Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide; The Genocide Studies Reader; Dictionary of Genocide) studies post-Holocaust individuals who have been affected by genocide. He indicates that those profiled may be perpetrators, victims, or even bystanders, and offers a different take on the subject than is usually available. The introduction to the text outlines major events related to genocide from 1944 to the present day. Key individuals are highlighted and are discussed later in the biographical profiles. Entries offer basic facts and information about each subject, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions about the people and their actions. Black-and-white photographs appear throughout. Back matter includes a glossary of important terms and a time line.
VERDICT This encyclopedia presents a variety of key individuals to study with respect to genocidal acts. The succinct text offers a valuable starting point for further study as well as an informative read for those generally interested in the unfortunate subject matter.

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