The Dictators: Lessona From History edited by Iain Dale (Signed copy) COMING 5 SEPT 2024


Expected shipping date: 5th Sep 2024

September 2024
Hodder & Stoughton


THE DICTATORS is the fourth in the series. It will contain 64 essays detailing the lives of some of the world's infamous dictators going back to 600BC up to the current day. Iain Dale has made the selection and recruited an army of historians, politicians and commentators to each write about one dictator.

The book does not celebrate dictators but seeks to explain how they came to power, what they did and how they lost power. The book serves, as the subtitle says, as 'a warning from history'.

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The subjects and writers are listed below.

Foreword by Iain Dale
What is the definition of a dictator by Peter Caddick-Adams
The psychology of a dictator by Professor Ian Robertson

Pisistratus - Rene Lavanchy
Alexander the Great - Matthew Binkowski
Fabius Cunctator - Tom Holland
Julius Caesar - Mark Fox
Augustus - Peter Wiseman
Attila the Hun - Alexander Stafford MP
Wu Zetian - Charles Corn
Genghis Khan - Dominic Selwood
Napoleon Bonaparte - Alex Puffette
Francia - Alex Middleton
Simon Bolivar - David Walsh
Napoleon III - Sir Robert Buckland MP
Vladimir Lenin - Nick Thomas Symonds MP
Benito Mussolini - Vanda Wilcox
Josef Stalin - Lewis Goodall
Kemal Ataturk - Alex Churchill
Antonio de Oliveira Salazar - Tom Gallagher
Adolf Hitler - Sir Richard Evans
Fransisco Franco - Simon Heffer
Enver Hoxha - Julia Langdon
Chaing Kai Shek - Roifield Brown
Mao Tse Tung - Jonathan Clements
Juan Peron - Gareth Russell
Ho Chi Minh - Robbie Hawkins
Walter Ulbricht - Robert Waller
Josip Broz Tito - Connor Hand
Alfredo Stroessner - Adam Boulton
Todor Zhivkov - Dimitar Bechev
Ngo Dinh Diem - Lewis Baston
Gamal Abdel Nasser - Bim Afolami MP
Janos Kadar - Roger Gough
Papa & Baby Doc Doc Duvalier - Tim Stanley
Hendrik Verwoerd - Simon Marks
Lee Kwam Yew - Jack Brown
Ferdinand Marcos - Lewis Simons
Joseph Desire Mobutu - Harry Lambert
Nicolae Ceausescu - Emma Burnell
Fidel Castro - Ben Kentish
Jean-Bedel Bokassa - Brian Klaas
Kim Il Sung, Jong Il & Jong Un - Peter Caddick- Adams
Hastings Banda - Adrian Massie-Blomfield
Suharto - John Murray Brown
Idi Amin - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
Erich Honecker - David Blanchflower
Hafez al-Assad - Charles Pitt
Augusto Pinochet - Colleen Graffy
Pol Pot - Gerry Hassan
Muammar Gaddafi - Daniel Kawczynski MP
Deng Xiaoping - Neil Stockley
Ayatollah Khomeini - Con Coughlin
Saddam Hussein - Nadhim Zahawi MP
Daniel Ortega - Rosie Illett
Robert Mugabe - Toby Harnden
Leopoldo Galtieri - Iain Dale
Hosni Mubarak - Layla Moran
Manuel Noriega - Sam Marks
Slobodan Milosevic - Alvin Felzenberg
Isaias Afwerki - Justin Hill
Aleksandr Lukashenko - James Cooramasmy
Hugo Chavez - Rory Carroll
Vladimir Putin - Owen Matthews
Basher al-Assad - Brooks Newmark
Xi Jinping - Cindy Yu
Mohammed bin Salman -Jonathan Rugman


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