the Great Starvation


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Noun1.the Great Starvation - a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
famine - a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
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The great starvation experiment; Ancel Keys and the men who starved for science.
THE GREAT STARVATION EXPERIMENT: THE HEROIC MEN WHO STARVED SO THAT MILLIONS COULD LIVE BY TODD TUCKER The Free Press, 288 pages, $26.
And as Todd Tucker documents in his thoroughly absorbing book, The Great Starvation Experiment, one extraordinary group at the University of Minnesota was intentionally starved.