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The Resource Thugs : how history's most notorious despots transformed the world through terror, tyranny, and mass murder, Micah D. Halpern

Thugs : how history's most notorious despots transformed the world through terror, tyranny, and mass murder, Micah D. Halpern

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Thugs : how history's most notorious despots transformed the world through terror, tyranny, and mass murder
Title
Thugs
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how history's most notorious despots transformed the world through terror, tyranny, and mass murder
Statement of responsibility
Micah D. Halpern
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Subject
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Language
eng
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Halpern, Micah D
Dewey number
321.9092/2
Index
index present
LC call number
D32
LC item number
.H36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World politics
  • Despotism
  • Totalitarianism
  • Mass murder
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Thugs : how history's most notorious despots transformed the world through terror, tyranny, and mass murder, Micah D. Halpern
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31223081395890
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-342) and index
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Contents
PART ONE: THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: Hammurabi: the first law maker -- Rameses II: God of Egypt -- David: the shepherd king -- Cyrus: the enlightened dictator -- Darius: the benevolent dictator -- Cleopatra: Hollywood's not so beautiful beauty queen -- Herod: the man with an Edifice Complex -- Pontius Pilate: he washed his hands of the whole affair -- PART TWO: THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST: Abdullah I: from desert wanderer to king -- Farouk: the King of Porn -- Gamal Abdel Nasser: Twentieth-Century Arab visionary -- Idi Amin: Africa's native son -- Anwar Sadat: dictator who made peace -- Siad Barre: "Only the gun can make him go?" -- Ben Ali: benign Muslim dictator -- Al-Bashir: the Demon of Darfur -- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi: brutal oppressor, political ally -- Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini: the extreme extremist -- Hafez Assad: stable, predictable, brutal -- Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader, Jr. -- Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sa'oud: gambler, playboy, monarch -- Muammar Ghadaffi: eccentric tyrant -- Bashar Assad: myopic eye doctor -- Saddam Hussein: dean of the demons -- PART THREE: WESTERN EUROPE: Alexander the Great: the Classical dictator -- Julius Caesar: loved by the masses, hated by friends -- Henry VIII: a very fat ruler -- Louis XIV: a monarch's monarch -- Maximilien Robespierre: off with their heads in the name of Liberte -- Leopold II: king of exploitation -- Ioannis Metaxas: the man who evicted Mussolini -- Adolf Hitler: the short, great dictator -- Benito Mussolini: he who kept the trains on time -- Francisco Franco: Fascist obsessed -- Henri Philippe Petain: very, very Vichy -- PART FOUR: EASTERN EUROPE: Ivan IV: terribly awesome --Alexander III: his father's son, his son's father -- Nicholas II: the naive and inept czar -- Vladimar Lenin: the ideologue with a goater -- Josef Stalin: short, paranoid, and insecure -- Josip Broz Tito: from partisan to dictator -- Zog: son of the palace cook -- Nicolae Ceausescu: strong-arm father of Romania -- Slobodan Milosevic: the ethnic cleanser -- Alexander Lukashenko: dangerous and very paranoid -- PART FIVE: ASIA: Genghis Khan: conqueror not barbarian -- Chiang Kai Shek: transpanted tyrant -- Mao Tse-Tung: his red book rocked the world -- Pol Pot: despot of the killing fields -- Ferdinand Marcos: dutiful husband, deluded dictator -- Imelda Marcos: the devil who wore Prada, Jourdan & Magli -- Than Shwe: Myanmar? Where is Myanmar? -- Islom Karimov: One-half Uzbek and one-half Tajik -- Saparmut Niyazov: comic book demon -- Kim Jong-Il: maniac with platform shoes and high hair -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Definitions of terminology,
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 p.
Isbn
9781595550736
Lccn
2007013037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 122261890
  • (OCoLC)122261890
Label
Thugs : how history's most notorious despots transformed the world through terror, tyranny, and mass murder, Micah D. Halpern
Publication
Bar code
31223081395890
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-342) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART ONE: THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: Hammurabi: the first law maker -- Rameses II: God of Egypt -- David: the shepherd king -- Cyrus: the enlightened dictator -- Darius: the benevolent dictator -- Cleopatra: Hollywood's not so beautiful beauty queen -- Herod: the man with an Edifice Complex -- Pontius Pilate: he washed his hands of the whole affair -- PART TWO: THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST: Abdullah I: from desert wanderer to king -- Farouk: the King of Porn -- Gamal Abdel Nasser: Twentieth-Century Arab visionary -- Idi Amin: Africa's native son -- Anwar Sadat: dictator who made peace -- Siad Barre: "Only the gun can make him go?" -- Ben Ali: benign Muslim dictator -- Al-Bashir: the Demon of Darfur -- Mohammad Reza Pahlavi: brutal oppressor, political ally -- Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini: the extreme extremist -- Hafez Assad: stable, predictable, brutal -- Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader, Jr. -- Fahd ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sa'oud: gambler, playboy, monarch -- Muammar Ghadaffi: eccentric tyrant -- Bashar Assad: myopic eye doctor -- Saddam Hussein: dean of the demons -- PART THREE: WESTERN EUROPE: Alexander the Great: the Classical dictator -- Julius Caesar: loved by the masses, hated by friends -- Henry VIII: a very fat ruler -- Louis XIV: a monarch's monarch -- Maximilien Robespierre: off with their heads in the name of Liberte -- Leopold II: king of exploitation -- Ioannis Metaxas: the man who evicted Mussolini -- Adolf Hitler: the short, great dictator -- Benito Mussolini: he who kept the trains on time -- Francisco Franco: Fascist obsessed -- Henri Philippe Petain: very, very Vichy -- PART FOUR: EASTERN EUROPE: Ivan IV: terribly awesome --Alexander III: his father's son, his son's father -- Nicholas II: the naive and inept czar -- Vladimar Lenin: the ideologue with a goater -- Josef Stalin: short, paranoid, and insecure -- Josip Broz Tito: from partisan to dictator -- Zog: son of the palace cook -- Nicolae Ceausescu: strong-arm father of Romania -- Slobodan Milosevic: the ethnic cleanser -- Alexander Lukashenko: dangerous and very paranoid -- PART FIVE: ASIA: Genghis Khan: conqueror not barbarian -- Chiang Kai Shek: transpanted tyrant -- Mao Tse-Tung: his red book rocked the world -- Pol Pot: despot of the killing fields -- Ferdinand Marcos: dutiful husband, deluded dictator -- Imelda Marcos: the devil who wore Prada, Jourdan & Magli -- Than Shwe: Myanmar? Where is Myanmar? -- Islom Karimov: One-half Uzbek and one-half Tajik -- Saparmut Niyazov: comic book demon -- Kim Jong-Il: maniac with platform shoes and high hair -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Definitions of terminology,
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 350 p.
Isbn
9781595550736
Lccn
2007013037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 122261890
  • (OCoLC)122261890

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