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The Dead Do Not Die: "Exterminate All the Brutes" and Terra Nullius Paperback – 19 Jun 2014

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: The New Press (19 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595589899
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595589897
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 818,441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Sven Lindqvist:
"One of the best storytellers in the historical profession today."
—Joanne Bourke

"A brilliant and original writer."
—Geoff Dyer

"Once you’ve stepped into Lindqvist’s world, things will never look the same again."
—Gavin Shields

"One of Sweden’s greatest contemporary writers."
—Richard Gott

Praise for "Exterminate All the Brutes" :
"A book of stunning range and near genius."
—David Levering Lewis

"Lindqvist’s disturbing, brilliant work of historical sleuthing deserves to be taken up in a thousand classrooms."
—Rob Nixon, Voice Literary Supplement

"Lindqvist’s book is virtually unprecedented. It is also a perfect illustration of reading and criticism as lived—as opposed to desk-bound—activities."
—Geoff Dyer

The Guardian

Praise for Terra Nullius :
"The most original work on Australia and its treatment of Aboriginals I have ever read . . . a marvelous book."
—Phillip Knightley, author of Australia: A Biography of a Nation

—Hugh Brody, The Guardian

"Lindqvist is a provocative guide through the intractable shame of the past."
—Victoria Segal, The Guardian

About the Author

Sven Lindqvist has published thirty books, including The Skull Measurer’s Mistake and A History of Bombing (both available from The New Press). He holds a PhD in the history of literature from Stockholm University, an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University, and an honorary professorship from the Swedish government. He lives in Stockholm. Adam Hochschild is the author of seven books, including King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa and Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves. Joan Tate (1922–2000) was an award-winning translator of more than two hundred books, including works by Ingmar Bergman, Kerstin Ekman, and Astrid Lindgren. Sarah Death is a translator, literary scholar, and editor of the UK-based journal Swedish Book Review. She won the Bernard Shaw Translation Prize for her translation of Ellen Mattson’s Snow. She lives in Kent, England.

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