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David Wallechinsky is the bestselling coauthor of The Book of Lists and The People's Almanac, and the author of The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics and The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics. Also a contributing editor to Parade magazine, he divides his time between Santa Monica, California, and Provence, France.
The book is actually pretty good except for the inclusion of the "special case."
Perhaps the author would like to put out a 2nd edition with a... Read more
This book was an exellent and consise account of the histories of some of the most facinating countries in the world and of the horrific men who unfortunatley rule them. Read morePublished on September 21, 2011 by J. J. Higner
Musharraf holds the dubious distinction of arguably becoming history's first Military Dictator who not once but TWICE crapped all over the constitution of Pakistan. Read morePublished on November 19, 2007 by O. Khan
I really enjoyed this book whose author writes the very well done Book of Lists series. He does a very good job at profiling some very obscure dictators whose name rarely appear in... Read morePublished on January 23, 2007 by R. C Sheehy
This is a good list, not entirely fair but good. Islam Karimazov of Uzbekistan is not a fair contender. Neither is Hue Jintao, but the rest are mostly good picks. Read morePublished on December 4, 2006 by Seth J. Frantzman
This book would be a mere afterthought were it not for the 21st member on the list: GW Bush is entered not as a tyrant, but as a special case. Read morePublished on November 23, 2006 by Herbert L Calhoun