Selected Bibliography

Online resources used, cited or disputed in The Great Big Book of Horrible Things

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(All these links were valid as off March 2011)

Adams, Cecil

Anders, Wladyslaw, and Antonio Munoz. “Russian Volunteers in the German Wehrmacht in WWII,”

Argentina Human Rights Information,

Atkinson, Chris. “Thirty Years War,”

Balbi, Gaspero, Voyage to Pegu, and Observations There, Circa 1583 (SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, Autumn 2003,),

BBC News

Biello, David, “Rise and Fall of Chinese Dynasties Tied to Changes in Rainfall,” Scientific American, November 7, 2008, .

Bos, Joan, Joan’s Mad Monarch Series

Boyce, Nell, “Hugh Thompson: Reviled Then Honored for His Actions at My Lai,” U.S. News & World Report, August 20, 2001, .

Branford, Becky, “History Echoes in the Mines of Potosi,” BBC News Online, October 18, 2004,

Buehler, Lester K. “A Study of the Taiping Rebellion,”

Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State. “Background Note: Democratic Republic of the Congo,” October 8, 2010,

Carol Clark, “Kim Jong Il: ‘Dear Leader’ or Demon?” CNN Interactive, 2001,

Cassius Dio, Roman History (Loeb Classical Library edition, 1925), 69.14,*.html.

Catholic Encyclopedia, “Japanese Martyrs,”

Center of Military History. “The Korean War, 1950–1953,” in American Military History. Washington, DC: United States Army, 1989. Available at .

Churchill, Winston S

“Clavijo’s Embassy to Tamerlane,”

Conetta, Carl, “The Wages of War: Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 2003 Conflict,” Project on Defense Alternatives, Research Monograph no. 8, October 20, 2003, .

Conservapedia, “Homosexuality in Nazi Germany”,

Cook, Edgar L., and John E. Gordon, “Accidental Trauma,” in John Boyd Coates Jr., Preventative Medicine in World War II, , p. 247

Daggett, Stephen, “Costs of Major U.S. Wars”, Congressional Research Service Report for Congress (RS22926) updated 24 July 2008,

Dares of Phrygia, History of the Fall of Troy,  Theoi Classical E-Texts Library,

de Crespigny, Rafe

Dykman, J. T. “The Soviet Experience in World War Two,”

Fisman, Ray, “Diamonds Are a Guerrilla’s Best Friend: Why Was War Good for Angola’s Big Miners?” Slate, August 17, 2007, .

Fox, William F., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861–1865 (1889), available at  

French, Howard W. “Kagame’s Hidden War in the Congo.” New York Review of Books, September 24, 2009, .

Frontline: The Gulf War, “Iraqi Death Toll,” PBS, January 9, 1996,

Gibbon, Edward. Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, ed. by Henry Hart Milman, New York: Peter Fenelon Collier, 1845 edition, available at

Gilbert, Joshua  “The Goguryeo-Sui Wars.” Armchair General, November 4, 2007, .,

Grau, Lester W. “The Soviet-Afghan War: A Superpower Mired in the Mountains.” Journal of Slavic Military Studies 17, no. 1 (March 2004),

Greenberg, David, “Know Thy Allies,” Slate, May 10, 2005,

Grubin, David, “Napoleon at War,” Napoleon,

Haggerty, Richard A., ed., “François Duvalier 1957–71,” in A Country Study: Haiti (Washington, DC: Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, research completed December 1989), .

Halsall, Paul, ed. Sources for the Three Slave Revolts,

Harner, Michael. “The Enigma of Aztec Sacrifice.” Natural History 86, no. 4 (April 1977), pp. 46–51. Available at .

Haub, Carl, “How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth?” Population Today, November/December 2002,

Hirst, David. “Saddam Hussein: Brutal and Opportunist Dictator of Iraq, He Wreaked Havoc on His Country, the Middle East and the World.” Guardian, December 30, 2006,,,1980293,00.html .

Historia Augusta

Hitler, Adolf, “Letter from the Western Front,” February 1915, at The Holocaust Project, Humanitas International,

Hollway, Don. “Thirty Years’ War: Battle of Breitenfeld.” Military History (February 1996). Available at .

Human Rights Watch

International Rescue Committee. “Congo Crisis,”

Johnson, Kimberly, “1600 Eruption Led to Global Cooling, Social Unrest,” National Geographic News, April 29, 2008, .

Lahmeyer, Jan, “CHINA: Provinces Population,” Population Statistics,

“The Land System of the Heavenly Kingdom,” in Modern History Sourcebook: The Taiping Rebellion, 1851–1864,

Lei Hai-tsung. “The Warring States,” originally published in typescript by the War Area Service Corps, Kunming, March 1943,  

Lendering, Jona, “Messianic Claimants (18) Simon ben Kosiba (132–135 CE),”,

Leonard, Andrew. “The ‘History War’ in Northeast Asia.” Salon, March 14, 2007, .

Linden, Eugene. “The Global Famine of 1877 and 1899.” Globalist, September 6, 2006,

Linder, Doug, “An Introduction to the My Lai Courts-Martial,” Famous Trials, 1999, .

Matray, James I. “Revisiting Korea: Exposing Myths of the Forgotten War.” Prologue Magazine 34, no. 2 (Summer 2002). Available at .

Mayell, Hillary. “Genghis Khan a Prolific Lover, DNA Data Implies.” National Geographic, February 14, 2003, .

McDougall, Alan. “Dirty Hands: Atrocities of World War I.” Channel 4, 2002, .

McKnight, Michael. “Goguryeo: Ancient Kingdom, Modern Passions.” Invest Korea Journal, January–February 2008, .

Michael D. Sallah and Mitch Weiss, “Rogue GIs Unleashed Wave of Terror in Central Highlands,” Toledo Blade, October 19, 2003, available at

Miller, Kelly. Kelly Miller’s History of the World War for Human Rights, 1919. Available at

Moran, Melanie, and Mimi Koumenalis, “Royal Massacre Site Discovered in Ruins on Ancient Maya City,” November 18, 2005,

MSN Encarta Encyclopedia, “China,” p. 20,

NPR, “Radio Expeditions: Coltan Mining and Eastern Congo’s Gorillas.” December 20, 2001, .

O’Hehir, Andrew, “John Woo on ‘Red Cliff’ and the Rise of Chinawood,” Salon, November 18, 2009, .

Parenti, Christian. “Back to the Motherland: Cuba in Africa.” Monthly Review, June 2003,

Paterculus, C. Velleius, The Roman History, Loeb Classical Library, 1924


Pipes, Daniel. “A Border Adrift: Origins of the Iraq-Iran War,” 1983, .

Plotz, David, “The Bible’s Most Hideous War Crime,” Slate, August 23, 2006,

Plutarch, Parallel Lives, New York: G.P. Putnam, Loeb Classical Library edition, multiple years

Prasad, J. Durga . History of the Andhras up to 1565 A. D. Guntur: P. G. Publishers, 1988,

Procopius, “How Justinian Killed a Trillion People,” in The Secret History, translated by Richard Atwater, (Chicago: P. Covici, 1927), reprinted, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1961, available at Medieval Sourcebook,

“Prosecutor Accuses Bashir Forces of Murder, Rape, Pillage,”, March 2, 2009,

Republic of Liberia, Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Final Report: vol. 1: Preliminary Findings and Determinations (2009), p. 44.

Ricci, Gabriel R., “Introduction,” in Cultural Landscapes: Religion and Public Life, vol. 35,

Richard Hooker, World Civilizations, Washington State University, 1996,

Roth, Ken, “War in Iraq: Not a Humanitarian Intervention,” Human Rights Watch, January 2004,, estimates 250,000

Rummel, Rudolph J. Statistics of Democide, .

Sarkees, Correlates of War Project,

Sarkees, Meredith Reid. “The Correlates of War Data on War: An Update to 1997.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 18, no. 1 (2000), pp. 123–144, data/WarData/IntraState/Intra-State War Format (V 3-0).htm .

Sewell, Robert. A Forgotten Empire: Vijayanagar; A Contribution to the History of India. Project Gutenberg, 2002. Available at

Simkin, John, Spartacus Educational

Smith, Adam, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, book 4, ch. 5,  para. 44. available at

Sommerville, J. P. “Russia’s Time of Troubles.” Seventeenth Century Europe, Spring 2006,

Stearns, Peter N., ed., The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, 6th ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001),

Steele, Jonathan, and Suzanne Goldenberg, “What Is the Real Death Toll in Iraq?” Guardian, March 19, 2008,

Stoldt, Hans-Ulrich, “Revenge on Ethnic Germans: Czech Town Divided over How to Commemorate 1945 Massacre,” Spiegel Online, September 4, 2009,,1518,646757,00.html .

Suellentrop, Chris, “What’s Osama Talking About?” Slate, October 8, 2001, .

Tavernise, Sabrina, “Nearly a Million Genocide Victims, Covered in a Cloak of Amnesia,” New York Times, March 8, 2009,

Timor-Leste Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR), Conflict-Related Deaths in Timor-Leste: 1974–1999,

Trostsky, Leon, My Life (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons,1930), p. 323, available at .

Trueman, Chris. France in the Sixteenth Century: French Wars of Religion. History Learning Site, 2000–2007,

Turchin, Peter, “Dynamical Feedbacks between Population Growth and Sociopolitical Instability in Agrarian States,” Structure and Dynamics, 1, no. 1 (2005),

TV Tropes, “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,”

Uhalley, Stephen, Jr. “The Taipings at Ningpo: The Significance of a Forgotten Event.” Journal of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 11 (1971),

Vecamer, Arvo L. “A Germany-Soviet Military-Economic Comparison,”

Watkins, Thayer, “The Catastrophic Dam Failures in China in August 1975,”

Welch, Matt. “The Politics of Dead Children: Have Sanctions against Iraq Murdered Millions?” Reason, March 2002,

White, Matthew, Necrometrics

Williams, Jeremy, “ ‘Kill ’em All’: American Military Conduct in the Korean War.” BBC History, January 2, 2002,

Xenophon, Hellenica,translation by H. G. Dakyns, book 2, chapter 2,