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Tyrants: The World's 20 Worst Living Dictators

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Today more than ever, international headlines are dominated by dispatches from the many dictatorships that still dot the globe. Although Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been deposed, North Korea's Kim Jong-il continues to attract attention on the world stage; at the same time, other dictatorships, led by royal families, military juntas, and single political parties, persist in repressing and brutalizing their citizens without ever attracting anything like Saddam's or Kim Jong-il's level of international attention.

In this fascinating, eye-opening read, New York Times bestselling author David Wallechinsky offers in-depth portraits of each of the twenty worst dictators — and the governments they head — currently in power: exposing their crimes, and revealing their strange personalities and mysterious backgrounds. Tyrants also reveals the extent that foreign corporations and governments support these tyrants despite their policies.

Timely and provocative, crafted with the popular touch that has made Wallechinsky a bestselling author, Tyrants will awaken you to the criminal regimes of the present — and pose challenging questions about America's role in curbing (or promoting) their power in the future.

The Tyrant Hall of Shame includes:

  • Kim Jong-il/North Korea
  • Hu Jintao/China
  • Seyed Ali Khamenei/Iran
  • King Abdullah/Saudi Arabia
  • Muammar al-Qaddafi/Libya
  • Omar al-Bashir/Sudan
  • Islam Karimov/Uzbekistan
  • Saparmurat Niyazov/Turkmenistan
  • Fidel Castro/Cuba

Synopsis:

The best-selling author of The People's Almanac surveys the crimes and characters of twenty of the modern world's most notorious dictators, from Kim Jong-Il and Crown Prince Abdullah to Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi and Omar al-Bashir, in a series of portraits that also reveals to what extent they are supported by foreign corporations and governments. 25,000 first printing.

Table of Contents

Omar al-Bashir (Sudan) — Kim Jong-il (North Korea) — Than Shwe (Burma) — Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) — Islam Karimov (Uzbekistan) — Hu Jintao (China) — King Abdullah (Saudi Arabia) — Saparmurat Niyazov (Turkmenistan) — Seyed Ali Khamenei (Iran) — Teodoro Obiang Nguema (Equatorial Guinea) — Muammar al-Qaddafi (Libya) — King Mswati III (Swaziland) — Pervez Musharraf (Pakistan) — Aleksandr Lukashenko (Belarus) — Fidel Castro (Cuba) — Isaias Afwerki (Eritrea) — Bashar al-Assad (Syria) — Meles Zenawi (Ethiopia) — Paul Biya (Cameroon) — Choummaly Sayasone (Laos).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061873027
Subtitle:
The World's 20 Worst Living Dictators
Publisher:
Regan
Author:
Wallechinsky, David
Author:
David Wallechinsky
Subject:
Political Science : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Fascism & Totalitarianism
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dictators
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Dictatorship - History - 20th century
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060905
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
355

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"Synopsis" by , The best-selling author of The People's Almanac surveys the crimes and characters of twenty of the modern world's most notorious dictators, from Kim Jong-Il and Crown Prince Abdullah to Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi and Omar al-Bashir, in a series of portraits that also reveals to what extent they are supported by foreign corporations and governments. 25,000 first printing.
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