Imagine going about your life knowing that, at any given moment, you and everyone you know could be wiped out without warning at the push of a button. This was the reality for millions of people during the forty-five year period after World War II now known as the Cold War. Matthew A. Jordan explains the history behind the peak of all this panic — the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
"An Indelible Stain?" by Henry Reynolds. Examination of the question of whether the Australian government is guilty of genocide in relation to its treatment of Aboriginal Australians. Applies the United Nations definition of genocide to key events in Australia's history such as the smallpox epidemic of 1789, the actions of the Queensland Native Police, Tasmania's Black Line, and the assimilationist policies of the 1950s. Includes notes, further reading and index.