Tyrants - Nigel Cawthorne


By Nigel Cawthorne

  • Release Date: 2013-07-11
  • Genre: History


This is the new Popular Reference edition of the fully illustrated 'Tyrants', isbn 978-1-78212-255-5.

A spine-chilling chronicle of dictators and their crimes against humanity, Tyrants introduces one hundred of the most bloodthirsty madmen - and women - ever to wield power over their unfortunate fellow human beings. 

From Herod the Great, persecutor of the infant Jesus, to Adolf Hitler, mass murderer and instigator of the most devastating war in human history, the book examines history's most infamous despots and tells in vivid detail the story of the lives thy led, their climb to power and the destruction and sorrow they left in their wake. 

Unflinching in its coverage, Tyrants is a gripping and compelling portrait of the darker side of politics and power, revealing the strange and grisly stories behind the world's most infamous autocrats.