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Cannibals : shocking true tales of the last taboo on land and at sea
Cummins, Joseph.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2001]

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xiii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
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GN409 .C37 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Here, collected for the first time in one volume, are twenty accounts of humans eating humans -- true stories that separate fact from fiction, exploring human depravity and the fight for survival.

Author Notes

Joseph Cummins was born in Detroit and now lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter

Table of Contents

Douglas PrestonReay TannahillGarry HoggEdward E. LeslieNathaniel PhilbrickNeil HansonRobert HughesScott CookmanPeter R. LimburgPiers Paul ReadWilliam W. OsbornYuki TanakaHans Askenasy, Ph.D.Zhengi YiMoira MartingaleHarold SchechterMoira MartingaleMoira MartingaleHans Askenasy, Ph.D.William B. Seabrook
Introductionp. IX
Part 1 Primitive Cannibalism and Human Sacrificep. 1
Cannibals in the Canyonp. 3
Blood for the Godsp. 25
Cannibalism Among the Fiji Islandersp. 31
Part 2 Cannibalism and Survival on the High Seasp. 43
The Ownership of a Plankp. 45
Games of Chancep. 57
The Custom of the Seap. 71
Part 3 Epic Tales of Cannibalism on Landp. 87
Bolters and Bushrangersp. 89
Cannibalismp. 99
The Forlorn Hopep. 111
Alivep. 131
Part 4 Cannibalism in War: "A Ghastly Harvest"p. 157
American Indian Cannibalismp. 159
Judge Webb and Japanese Cannibalismp. 165
Manmade Faminesp. 181
The Slaughter at Wuxuanp. 195
Part 5 Serial Cannibalsp. 211
Cruelty Amid Chaosp. 213
Derangedp. 225
Issei Sagawap. 233
Jeffrey Dahmerp. 243
Part 6 The Taste: Human Flesh as a Delicacyp. 259
The Gourmetsp. 261
One Man's Mealp. 265