Tyrants - Nigel Cawthorne


By Nigel Cawthorne

  • Release Date: 2013-01-20
  • Genre: History


An astonishing compendium of dictators and their crimes against the State. The scope of entries is an all-encompassing chronicle of tyrants. They range from the bizarre to the horrific, from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. 

The book includes 100 of history's most infamous despots. In vivid detail it tells the story of the lives that led them to power. And, of course, the destruction and sorrow they invariably left in their wake. These are gripping and compelling portraits of the darker side of power that also disclose the strange and grisly stories that haunt the world's most infamous leaders.