Encyclopedia of Modern Dictators: From Napoleon to the Present

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Frank J. Coppa
Peter Lang, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 344 pages
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Dictators are not new phenomena, but within the past two centuries they have dramatically proliferated not only in Europe, which witnessed the rise and fall of fascism and communism, but also in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where military as well as ideological dictators have emerged. This concise one-volume encyclopedia provides entries on most if not all of the dictators who have emerged worldwide since the time of Napoleon. Arranged in an A-Z format, these entries provide the basic facts on the formation and development of the dictatorships as well as references for further reading. The volume will prove indispensable to high school and college students as well as librarians wanting to know more about these individuals, many of whom are not included in the older biographical studies. Dictators discussed include: Pol Pot, Mao Zedong, Ho Chi Minh, Ferdinand Marcos, Napoleon Bonaparte, Maximilien Robespierre, Antonio de Salazar, Slobodan Milosevich, Muammar al Quaddafi, Josef Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev, Juan Peron, Manuel Noriega, Fulgencio Battista, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hitler, and many more. Over thirty dramatic photos and a comprehensive index are included.
  

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Contents

Abacha Sani 19431998
1
Andropov Yuri Vladimirovich 19141984
7
Assad Basharal 1965
16
Banda Ngwazi Hastings Kamuzu 19061997
22
Ben Bella Ahmed 191 8
30
Bonaparte Napoleon
33
Castro Ruz Fidel 1926
46
Choibalsan Horloogiyn 18951952
60
Napoleon Bonaparte 17691821
205
Nasser Gamal Abdel 19181970
211
Nkrumah Kwame Francis Nwia Kofie 19091972
217
Nyerere Julius Kambarage 19221999
224
Pauker Ana 18931960
231
Phibunsongkhram Luang 1 8971 964
238
Pol Pot 19281998
246
Rahman Ziaur Zia 19361981
253

Ho Chi Minh 18901969 107
74
Doe Samuel Kanyon 19501990
76
Milosevic Slobodan 1 941 1
84
Eyadema Gnassingbe 19372005
90
Honecker Erich 19121994
111
Kadarjanos 19121989
125
Sung 19121994
142
Lee Kuan Yew Li Guangyao 1923
157
Malenkov Georgii Maksimilianovich 19021988
170
Metaxas loannis 187121941
183
Mladenov Peter 1936
187
Mugabe Robert Gabriel 1 924
193
Mussolini Benito 18831945
199
Robespierre Maximilien 17581794
259
RohTaeWoo1932
261
Sadat Muhammad Anwar 19181981
268
Salazar Antonio de Oliveira 18891970
274
Schuschnigg Kurt von 18971977
280
Somoza Garcia Anastasio 1 8961956
286
Stevens Siaka Probyn 19051988
292
Taraki Nur Mohammad 191 71979
299
Tito JosipBroz 18921980
305
Tsedenbal Yumzhaagiyn 19161991
312
Ulbricht Walter 18931973
320
Index
331
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The Editor: Frank J. Coppa received his M.A. and his Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and he is currently Professor of History and the Director of Doctoral Studies in Modern World History at St. John's University in New York. He has written and edited more than a dozen volumes on united Italy and the modern Papacy, including Dictionary of Modern Italian History (editor, 1985) and Encyclopedia of the Vatican and the Papacy (editor, 1999), among others.

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