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


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From Hitler to Hussein, Napoleon to Pol Pot, Alexander the Great to Idi Amin, this is a trenchant look into the lives, politics, and horrible deeds of history's most notorious world leaders-and how they shaped our world for the worst.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
World politics -- Miscellanea.
Despotism.
Totalitarianism.
Mass murder.