Synopses & Reviews
Everyone wants to rule the world, but only a precious few have the skills to create an ironclad plan of attack. Simple, direct, and delightfully unprincipled, this guide contains tales of global power mongering from every age and endeavors to show dilettante dictators and tyrants-to-be just how it's done. Tips are provided on creating a personal flag, what type of puppet government to establish, how to squelch free speech, and, most important, how to handle enemies. Also included are humorous full-color illustrations, sidebars on admirable despots, and self-quizzes that allow readers to see if they have what it takes to conquer the world.
"Promises would-be despots the perfect primer." —Publishers Weekly
"Tongue only slightly in cheek . . . looks to famous despots of history for tips to help you decide if you really want this sort of career." —Boston Herald
"A comical dig at global politics." —Razor
"How to handle all the wealth, sex, and paranoia that comes with absolute power." —Salt Lake Tribune
About the Author
André de Guillaume
attended the Royal Military College at Sandhurst in England, where he learned to march with authority, tell people what to do, and appreciate fine wines. His attempted coup in the Cashman Islands was foiled, but his dictatorship tendencies remain untarnished.