by Nigel Cawthorne


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“I have committed many acts of cruelty and had an incalculable number of men killed, never knowing whether what I did was right. But I am indifferent to what people think of me.” --Genghis Khan

A spine-chilling chronicle of dictators and their crimes against humanity, Tyrants: History’s 100 Most Evil Despots & Dictators introduces one hundred of the most bloodthirsty madmen – and women – ever to wield power over their unfortunate fellow human beings.

From Herod the Great, persecutor of the infant Jesus, to Adolf Hitler, mass murderer and instigator of the most devastating war in human history, the book examines history’s most infamous despots and tells in vivid detail the story of the lives they led, their climb to power and the destruction and sorrow they left in their wake.

Unflinching in its coverage, Tyrants is a gripping and compelling portrait of the darker side of politics and power, revealing the strange and grisly stories behind the world’s most infamous autocrats.

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ISBN-13: 9781435142299
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 07/30/2012
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne has written, contributed to and edited more than sixty books, including Turning the Tide: Decisive Battles of the Second World War and A History of Pirates: Blood and Thunder on the High Seas. His work has also appeared in over a hundred and fifty newspapers and magazines including The Sun and the Financial Times. He lives in London.

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