Feeding the World
Samuel Loewenberg on the history of famine.
A Short History.
By Cormac Ó Gráda. Princeton Univ. Press. 327 pp. $27.95
Reviewed by Samuel Loewenberg
Famine is on the decline, even as less-severe food emergencies are more frequent. In Famine: A Short History, Cormac Ó Gráda explores why that is so. This far-ranging work of synthesis examines the...