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by Laura Scandiffio
 
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Seven dramatic accounts of ancient and modern tyrants. History is full of evil rulers who rose to power despite the widespread suffering they caused. Though they ruled in different countries and often at different times, their behavior and actions have been frighteningly similar. How did they get away with it? Evil Masters reveals the typical characteristics of a tyrant and then profiles seven tyrannical rulers from the past 3,000 years. The rise to power of each ruler reveals a familiar web of manipulation, fear-mongering, and deceit to get and stay on top. Dramatic storytelling loaded with information, archival images, and thought-provoking accounts offer a revealing look at some of history's most evil rulers. Featured tyrants include: - Saddam Hussein, 1937- - Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945 - Josef Stalin, 1879-1953 - Maximilien Robespierre, 1758- 1794 - Ivan the Terrible, 1530-1584 - Nero, 37-69 AD - Qin Shi Huang-ti, ca. 259-210 BC. Evil Masters is a chilling introduction to the catastrophic consequences of absolute power.

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Laura Scandiffio writes and edits non-fiction books for children and is the author of The Martial Arts Book.
 
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