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Assassination

by Miles Hudson

Assassination Synopsis

The assassination of political, religious and military leaders, often dictators, is frequently seen as the short cut to solving a particular problem. The author takes issue with this argument. Examining a series of linked assassinations together with their causes and effects, he seeks to demonstrate that in many cases the killings have produced unforeseen and unintended consequences that all too often result in the opposite result to that desired. His case studies, arranged intriguingly in pairs, cover such diverse characters as Julius Caesar and Thomas a Becket, Gandhi and Jesus Christ, Tsar Alexander II and Abraham Lincoln, Michael Collins and Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, and Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.This is an absorbing, controversial and informative study.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848843639
Publication date: 18th November 2010
Author: Miles Hudson
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: True crime,

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