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Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War

by Barbara Ehrenreich - £9.99  Granta Books (2011)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781847083531 | ISBN 10: 1847083536

What lies behind the human attraction to violence? Why do we glorify war, seeing it as an almost sacred undertaking?
 
Barbara Ehrenreich is known for the originality and clarity of her thinking, and in Blood Rites she proposes a radical new theory about our attitudes to bloodshed. From the trenches of Verdun to today's front lines, Ehrenreich traces the history of warfare back to our prehistoric ancestors' terrifying experiences of being hunted by other carnivores.
 
Written with wit, tenacity and intellectual flair, this is vintage Ehrenreich, and an account that will transform our understanding of human conflict.

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