War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

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Dialog Press, 2012 - History - 566 pages
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In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudoscientific American movement of the early twentieth century called eugenics. Based on selective breeding of human beings, eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Ultimately, over 60,000 unfit Americans were coercively sterilized, a third of them after Nuremberg declared such practices crimes agains humanity. This is a timely and shocking chronicle of bad science at its worst which holds important lessons for the impending genetic age. -- Provided by publisher

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This is a very long book with lots of research. This book coincides with my education in multicultural education and how the US is continuing in it's bias towards certain races and people. A real eye ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Edwin Black is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling and international investigative author of 80 award-winning editions in 14 languages in 65 countries, as well as scores of newspaper and magazine articles in the leading publications of the United States, Europe and Israel. His work focuses on genocide and hate, corporate criminality and corruption, governmental misconduct, academic fraud, philanthropic abuse, oil addiction, alternative energy and historical investigation. In recent years he has been the recipient of a series of top editorial awards and has contributed to a number of anthologies. Black has been interviewed on hundreds of network broadcasts from Oprah, the Today Show, CNN Wolf Blitzer Reports and NBC Dateline in the US. His works have been the subject of numerous ocumentaries, here and abroad. Many of his books have been optioned by Hollywood for film, with two in active production, including War Against the Weak. Black resides in Washington DC.

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