The World's Gruesome History
Michael O'Mara 2012
Hardback 192pp Illustrated
9781843178842   Product Code: 99920
A testament to human kind's historical predilection toward creative and horrific modes of terror, torture and torment, this is a blood- stained history of the world, from the Greek tyrant Phalaris' great brass bull in which criminals were roasted alive, to the Taiping Rebellion, the bloodiest civil war in history, that claimed over 20 million lives.