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Great leaders, great tyrants? : contemporary views of world rulers who made history

Author: Arnold Blumberg
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each chapter gives the full name, offices held, dates, historical context, biographical sketch, and two essays, in debate format, that contrast the creative and tyrannical roles of the subject.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Great leaders, great tyrants?
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995
(OCoLC)622336295
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Blumberg
ISBN: 0313287511 9780313287510
OCLC Number: 30400598
Description: xiv, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Akhenaten --
Ataturk --
Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismark-Schonhausen --
Fidel Castro --
Catherine the Great --
Count Camillo Benso di Cavour --
Charles I --
Charles V --
Oliver Cromwell --
Charles de Gaulle --
Elizabeth I --
Francisco Franco --
Franz Joseph I --
Indira Nehru Gandhi --
Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev --
Henry VIII --
Herod the Great --
Toyotomi Hideyoshi --
Ho Chi Minh --
Ivan IV --
Bohdan Zynovyi Khmel'nytskyi --
Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev --
Pierre Laval --
V.I. Lenin --
Leopold II --
Louis XIV --
Mao Zedong --
Mary I --
Ivan Stepanovych Mazepa --
Cosimo de' Medici. Clemens von Metternich --
Napoleon I --
Napoleon III --
Kwame Nhrumah --
Julius Kambarage Nyerere --
Juan Domingo Peron --
Peter the Great --
Pheidon --
Philip II --
Abd al-Karim Qassem --
Qin Shih Huang Di --
Stenka Razin --
Richard II --
Richard III --
Maximilien Robespierre --
Joseph Stalin --
Pyotr Arkad'evich Stolypin --
Tito --
Trajan --
Vespasian --
Wilhelm II --
Thomas Wolsey.
Responsibility: edited by Arnold Blumberg.
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This text examines the creative and tyrannical aspects of a political leader's career as the anticipated consequences of the exercise of power. Biographical profiles of 52 major world leaders  Read more...

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