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Tyrants in Our Time: Lives of Fourteen Dictators [Kindle Edition]

June Stephenson
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What is it that happens in childhood that may cause one as an adult to kill millions of his own countrymen? In Tyrants in Our Time: Lives of Fourteen Dictators, June Stephenson explores the common denominators in the childhood of fourteen modern tyrants. She takes us from their early years to their first grab for power, their cruel use of power, their addictive need for more and more power for which everything and anyone, and even their own country may be sacrificed.

Tyrants in Our Time: Lives of Fourteen Dictators outlines the step-by-step process to tyrannical government — warnings to all who would hope to preserve democracies — or even to raise children who are not bullies.

Features in depth biographies of 14 notorious dictators:
1. IDI AMIN
2. HAFIZ ASAD
3. FIDEL CASTRO
4. NICOLAE CEAUSESCU
5. THE DUVALIERS
6. ADOLF HITLER
7. SADDAM HUSSEIN
8. MOAMMAR GADDAFI
9. KIM IL-SUNG
10. MAO TSE-TUNG
11. FERDINAND AND IMELDA MARCOS
12. BENITO MUSSOLINI
13. POL POT
14. JOSEPH STALIN

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 915 KB
  • Publisher: Diemer, Smith Publishing Company, Inc. (2 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Z2JMZS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #579,305 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars GCSE level essay published into a book!! 29 Aug 2011
By neats
Format:Kindle Edition
Oh dear. Unfortunately, the author of this book has tacked a complex and controversial subject matter with astounding simplicity and as such, really gives nothing to the reader who required a more thought provoking and indepth discussion on this subject. The author presents very tenuous arguments for why these atrocities are committed and does not provide adequate references or sources. This reads like a GCSE level essay where they author is asked to pick out vague psychological constructs that each dictator may share and present a basic analysis. No depth, no real psychological analysis, no good!!!
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Amazon.com: 3.5 out of 5 stars  4 reviews
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2.0 out of 5 stars terribly written 26 Oct 2011
By Mr. Paul I. Medew - Published on Amazon.com
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The content is fine. The biographical and historical facts are rather interesting. This could have been a great little book. Unfortunately the writing is just terrible. Barely high school level and this is supposed to be from somebody with a phd. The book also promises some psychological insight (the author is a psychologist) but it is nothing more than some brief and trite observations about how bad men have bad childhoods. Buyer beware.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book 23 July 2013
By ash - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a great study into the minds of those who became dictators. Wish the author could have specified how to access the personal data/info of dictators.
2.0 out of 5 stars Flawed 6 May 2013
By Gramon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The grammar and spelling in this book are really terrible, really lets the book down. The psychological insights are basic at best, not to mention repetitious.
It is however good for an brief overview of the history and political career of each subject
One word review; disappointing
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 17 Jan 2013
By Rhonda S. Bagtaz Foye - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Book arrived in good time. Book was in excellent shape. Great vendor. I would not hesitate to use this vendor agian.
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