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By Micah D. Halpern

For the main infamous leaders within the heritage of the area, evil is greater than only a second of weakness?it's a manner of life.

For each noble king, righteous emperor, and peace-loving president, background turns out to serve up a double section of murderous pharaohs, deranged dictators, or corrupt czars. Thugs probes this darkish and twisted part of uncooked human power?from France's King Louis XIV to China's Mao Tse-Tung and far and wide in among. it is a attention-grabbing peek into the lives of the wealthy and notorious, the bitter crème de l. a. crème.

Some, like Herod the good, earned villainous reputations for slaughtering their very own family and countrymen. Others, like Egypt's King Farouk, have been virtually laughable of their misdeeds, accumulating the world's greatest selection of pornography. Then there are these leaders, similar to Hitler, who dedicated acts of such unspeakable evil that their names are uttered as curses.

From Filipino first girl Imelda Marcos's bullet-proof bras to African strongman Ide Amin's extraordinary fixation with all issues Scottish, Micah D. Halpern turns the yellowed pages of historical past and modern information money owed to profile the bewildering, outrageous, awful, gut-wrenching, zany, and tragicomic habit of the world's worst leaders.

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