The Dictators: Who They Are and How They Have Influenced Our World by Jules ArcherThe Dictators: Who They Are and How They Have Influenced Our World by Jules Archer

The Dictators: Who They Are and How They Have Influenced Our World

byJules Archer

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

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History has shown that dictators often share similarities in the ways they come to power, hold power, and topple from power. The Dictators is a fascinating presentation of eighteen of this century’s most powerful dictators, representing fourteen countries. Their lives, political and social theories, and their achievements—good and bad—are carefully examined. Learn how men such as Lenin, Hitler, and Franco influenced their people and changed the world, and discover why a country will accept and support the rule of a dictator. The ideological and practical conflicts between dictatorships and democracies are carefully laid out within the pages of this book.

The lives of dictators are important because they have, to a large extent, shaped much of the world we live in, and will continue to do so for generations to come. We all know about Hitler, Stalin, Castro, and Mao Tse-tung. But we also have new names, such as Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un, and Muammar Gaddafi and Robert Mugabe. It remains imperative that we understand as much about these men as we can—the peace of the world depends on it.

Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published over seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley, California, until his death in 2008.Brianna DuMont is author of the Changed History series, which makes h...
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Title:The Dictators: Who They Are and How They Have Influenced Our WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Sky Pony PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634501632

ISBN - 13:9781634501637

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Editorial Reviews

"Good introductory material...will stimulate teenage interest."
School Library Journal

"As a crash course in fundamentals, it has its distinct virtues, and it gives a net impression of the absolute hell this century has been through. The author has a wonderfully simple point of view: dictators who died poor are better than dictators who died rich."
The New York Times Book Review