The Most Evil Men and Women in History

The Most Evil Men and Women in History

Book - 2002
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A catalogue of horrific evil, from the first century AD to the present day Evil is a fact of life. We can see it, not only in the reigns of Stalin and Hitler, but also in everyday crimes like murder, rape and assault - quite apart from the millions of lives brutalized by political or religious oppression, poverty, disease and starvation. One factor unites the sixteen men and women featured in this book and the evil acts they committed - they all had unlimited power over the people whose lives they controlled. Their reigns a terror cover a time-span of nearly two thousand years, from the rule of Caligula over the Roman Empire starting in 37AD, to the genocide of educated Cambodians under Pol Pot during the 1980's. Motivated by power, religion, political belief, or by sadism and lust, and sometimes by insanity, they have become bywords for terror throughout the world.
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2002.
ISBN: 9780760734964
0760734968
Branch Call Number: 364.1 Twiss
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.

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