- ISBN 9780712668590 / 0712668594
- Title The Devil’s Gardens: A History of Landmines
- Author Lydia Monin and Andrew Gallimore
- Category History: Specific Events & Topics
Weapons & Equipment
- Format Paperback
- Year 2002
- Pages 234
- Publisher Pimlico
- Imprint Pimlico
- Language English
- Dimensions 152mm x 20mm x 229mm
During the twentieth century a landmine plague raged across the globe. It began on the battlefields of two world wars, it gathered momentum in Korea and Vietnam and then spread like wildfire throughout the developing world. This title tells the story the development and proliferation of a weapon of terror.
The use of landmines began on the battlefields of two world wars, gathered momentum in Korea and Vietnam, then spread like wildfire throughout the developing world. This important new book traces the history of what has become a global humanitarian crisis. It is the story of the development and proliferation of a weapon of terror, of suffering and devastation, and of a worldwide crusade to put an end to landmines forever. Drawing on a wide range of distinguished interviewees, as well as the authors' own firsthand experiences in severely mine-affected countries, this timely book looks at all sides of the story.
“A highly readable and thoughtful account of the determined efforts to call governments to account over the appalling human cost of landmines...The Devil's Gardens, with its unflinching descriptions of mines and their effects, might help to remind us of the limits of progress so far” Independent “The Devil's Garden is a thoroughly researched and compelling history of landmine use and development” Sunday Tribune “The book poses many questions regarding the irresponsible use and proliferation of mines and provides a ray of hope that treaties and de-mining campaigns will end the landmine devastation of innocent civilians” Military Review
Monin was born and educated in New Zealand. She holds a degree in Political Studies from the University of Otago and a postgraduate Diploma in journalism from the University of Canterbury.