Cannibals: Shocking True Tales of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea

3.5 avg rating
( 20 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781585742172: Cannibals: Shocking True Tales of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea

Twenty collected true accounts of humans eating humans.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Here collected for the first time in one volume, are twenty accounts of humans eating humans - true stories that separate fact from fiction, exploring human depravity and the fight for survival.In Cannibals: Shocking True Tales of the Last Taboo on Land and at Sea, Joseph Cummins has assembled some of the most dramatic incidents of cannibalism in history. Cannibals draws from a powerful account of the disastrous Donner party expedition in the snows of the Sierra Nevada in 1847; from Nathaniel Philbrick's bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, about the wreck of the whaleship Essex in the South Pacific; and from Piers Paul Read's classic Alive, which relates the tragic aftermath of the crash of a Uruguayan airliner in the high Andes in 1972.But Cummins also brings together little-known and equally shocking true accounts - how marauding gangs of cannibals, circa 1150 A.D. may have destroyed a flourishing Southwestern civilization; how modern forensic evidence revealed the horrifying truth behind the vanished 1845 expedition of Arctic explorer John Franklin; how the Japanese practiced cannibalism on Allied soldiers during World War II; and much more.From the serial cannibals of post-World War I Germany to the current controversy over the prevalence of ritual cannibalism in history, Cannibals is both a dramatic document and a chance for us to learn more about this mysterious and little-understood activity. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 288 pages)

About the Author:

JOSEPH CUMMINS is the author of The Snow Train, a novel, and the editor of The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told. He lives in New Jersey.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joseph Cummins
Published by The Lyons Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1585742171 ISBN 13: 9781585742172
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Lyons Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1585742171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cummins, Joseph
Published by The Lyons Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 1585742171 ISBN 13: 9781585742172
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Lyons Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111585742171

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cummins, Joseph
Published by The Lyons Press
ISBN 10: 1585742171 ISBN 13: 9781585742172
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Lyons Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1585742171 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1634060

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds