World Famous Dictators Book Summary and Study Guide

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A potted history of ten of the world's most infamous despots, the wars they caused, and the bloodbaths they indulged in. Refreshingly not politically correct, this author never troubles to call a spade a leveraged digging implement or avoid obvious judgement calls. Although populist in tone, this book is well written and only fails in its lack of analysis of what all these tyrants had in common, or why their people stood back and let them do what they did. The ancient dictators: Caligula (infantile), Genghis 'The Stinker' Khan, Ivan the Terrible (poor parenting), and Vlad Dracul (The Impaler Strikes Back). Modern dictators: Papa Doc, Idi Amin, Nicolae Ceaucescu, Emperor Bokassa I, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein - chronologically too close for levity.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   Leftist dictator

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   The 'stans    -   Russia    -   China Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   prison    -   fort/military installation Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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