Portrait of a dictator

Francisco Solano Lopez (Paraguay, 1865-1870). by R. B. Cunninghame Graham

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Portrait of a dictator: Francisco Solano Lopez (Paraguay, ) Hardcover – January 1, by R. B Cunninghame Graham (Author)Author: R. B Cunninghame Graham. Carpentier’s portrait of the consul is striking: he is from New Orleans, a grand nephew of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and can quote Saint-John Perse.

He is as cynically complicit in Washington’s political manoeuverings as he is aware that the dictator has become a political liability. The Dictator's Playbook. Explore how dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, seized, held and fell from power.

each a revealing portrait of brutality and power. Ringed with a scum of chicken-necked bosses he toys with the tributes of half-men. One whistles, another meows, a third snivels.

He pokes out his finger and he alone goes boom. He forges decrees in a line like horseshoes, One for the groin, one the forehead, temple, eye. Using a breadth of archival research and his characteristic in-depth analysis, Dikötter offers a stunning portrait of dictatorship, a guide to the cult of personality, and a map for exposing the lies dictators tell to build and maintain their regimes/5(17).

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May 3, in which per cent of Ghana's voters supposedly endorsed him as a virtual dictator. found time to write four books. The Dictator's Learning Curve book. Read 45 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this riveting portrait of authoritarianism in peri 4/5.

Awarded second Portrait of a dictator book for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize for the Best Russian book in translation "Oleg Khlevniuk is incontestably the best Russian student of Soviet history. In this biography, he uses his experience and talents to give us an innovative and convincing portrait of the Soviet 'micromanaging' by: Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

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Riveting and tumultuous, DICTATOR encompasses some of the most epic events in human history yet is also an intimate portrait of a brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet ultimately brave man – a hero for his time and for ours. This is an unforgettable tour.

In Lenin, Victor Sebestyen has written a brilliant portrait of this dictator as a complex and ruthless figure, and he also brings to light important new revelations about the Russian Revolution, a pivotal point in modern history.

(With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs). In “How to be a Dictator”, Frank Dikotter has written a fascinating book that briefly outlines the lives of some of the world’s worst autocrats of the last years.

In this pantheon of misfits, he covers Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Kim Il-sung, “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Ceausescu /5(47). This book nails the 'joke' phase, and while a little abbreviated and underwhelming on his few years in power, is overall a fantastic portrait of the revolutionary dictator's rise.

His older brother was hung by the government for leading a plot to assassinate the Czar and his father, a school superintendent, died when he was a teen/5().

Get this from a library. Portrait of a dictator, Francisco Solano Lopez (Paraguay, ). [R B Cunninghame Graham]. Photograph: Alamy. Dictator, the third instalment in Robert Harris’s trilogy of novels following the rise and fall of the Roman statesman and orator Cicero, marks the culmination of 12 years of work and a remarkable literary achievement in the marshalling and distillation of the source material : Stephanie Merritt.

In Lenin, Victor Sebestyen has written a brilliant portrait of this dictator as a complex and ruthless figure, and he also brings to light important new revelations about the Russian Revolution, a pivotal point in modern history/5(75).

Dictator Literature: A History of Despots Through Their Writing by Daniel Kalder is published by Oneworld in the UK and is available in the US as The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy (Henry Holt).Author: Daniel Kalder.

Hitler's Vienna explores the critical years that the young Adolf Hitler spent in Vienna, the city that in so many ways furnished the future dictator's education. It is both a cultural and political portrait of the Austrian capital and a biography of Hitler during his years there, from until his departure for Munich in at the age of twenty-four/5.

“Becoming Kim Jong Un is the most complete account to date of a dictator who has too often been caricatured by the public. Highly readable, thoughtful, and dispassionate, this book offers important insights into an enigmatic leader who will shape the destiny of not only the Korean Peninsula but of the Northeast Asian region and the world.

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Dikötter, in his previous outstanding books on Mao, and again here in How To Be a Dictator, is in the vanguard of historians opening our eyes to this fundamental truth. Dictator, the last in a trilogy of books on the great Roman, Cicero, stands alone as a novel; any information referring back to the earlier books is handled succinctly as and when necessary.

Harris intertwines dramatised real events with fictional ones; youd have to know your Roman history pretty thoroughly to separate the two/5. Such is the essence of the portrait of his subject that Budapest-born journalist Sebestyen ( The Making of the Modern World,etc.) extracts from the considerable record.

The author does not overwhelm with detail, and he focuses especially on how Lenin’s most important relationships were with women, such as his mother, his wife Author: Victor Sebestyen. Get this from a library. Portrait of a dictator: Francisco Solano Lopez (Paraguay, ). [R B Cunninghame Graham].

Stalin, The History Of A Dictator book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. biography portrait of a human being, cleaver an /5. Hitler's Vienna explores the critical years that the young Adolf Hitler spent in Vienna, the city that in so many ways furnished the future dictator's education.

It is both a cultural and political portrait of the Austrian capital and a biography of Hitler during his years there, from until his departure for Munich in at the age of Pages: Fulgencio Batista and most of Cuba’s past prior to the Revolution of has been lost in the historical mists.

Cuba had a rich and fascinating history before the Marxist Revolution and the reign of Fidel Castro. This captivating and long-overdue book uncovers : Frank Argote-Freyre. Sebestyen ably captures the man, "the kind of demagogue familiar to us in Western democracies." A compelling, clear-eyed portrait of a dictator whose politics have unfortunate relevance for today.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Insightful A compelling portrait of an epoch-making figure.

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