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Start by marking A Biographical Dictionary Of The World's Assassins as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. With breadth of study and a keen eye for detail, George Fetherling has compiled a fascinating and very readable compendium - the first of its kind - of more than 200 biographies of assassins from all periods and countries, for the scholar and general reader alike. Fetherling also provides an overview of the history of assassination, outlines the five psychological types of assassins and gives a run-down of the most useful literature in the field.

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A Biographical Dictionary of the World's Assassins is George Fetherling's first venture into true crime. As Douglas Fetherling, he has published fifty books of poetry, fiction, essays, history, biography and criticism. He lives in Ontario and British Columbia. Библиографические данные. The Book of Assassins.

by George Fetherling. Until now, there has been no single source for the life stories of assassins in various eras and cultures: the infamous ones and the surprisingly forgotten, the ideologues and the zealots, the sociopaths and the mercenary killers. A Biographical Dictionary of the World's Assassins fills this gap for the benefit of the true-crime fans, the historian, the student and the general reader alike.

So asks George Fetherling in A Biographical Dictionary of the World’s Assassins. Fascinatin. ntertaining and provocative. I have only two complaints- 1. he omitted the great Cassius Chaerea, the assassin of the Emperor Caligula, and 2. In his listing for Lee Harvey Oswald, he gives credence to the various conspiracy theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Besides that, this is an excellent catalogue of that select group of men and women who barged their way into history with a single bloody act.

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Comments: (4)

Kerdana
I bought this book as a possible resource while researching for the musical "Assassins." While the breadth of assassins is appreciable, there were inconsistencies between this book and several books I picked up focused on the individual assassins. This may be the result of varying accounts, new information coming to light, etc. However, though this book may be interesting for simple and perhaps non-specific reference to a variety of assassins, I'd recommend getting something more targeted for citable data.
Wat!?
I borrowed this book from a friend. I loved all the little trivia. It helps that the author included assassination attempts (including those who were deluded enough to think a pistol loaded with tobacco would kill Queen Victoria). Including those who may not have done any actual harm but meant to makes the book a little less predictable. It's not all "this one killed that one and here's why." Each summary is about 1-3 pages long. Which is just long enough to give details but not too long to get bored with them.

Things I have learned about assassins.

1. Always succeed. The punishment is much worse if

you don't. In fact, I think the author nicluded a little

too much description on some deaths

2. Never be anyone who is related to an assassin (if

the assassin isn't trying to kill you there is still a

good chance you'll go mad or be punished for his/ her

act.

3. Don't be the guy who catches the successful

assassin. It never ends well.

4. Never piss off a woman (see Henriette Caillaux)

5. Generally avoid being royalty. Your relatives are

all out to get you.

The only criticism I have is that is is missing two major figures. Saddam Hussein and Orlando Bosch.
GODMAX
This book is a treasure chest for those of us who are fascinated by those flesh and blood Eumenides who have felt called upon to bring the great ones of the earth to account for their crimes, real or imagined. The author provides an wonderfully encyclopedic account of history's assassins, in all countries and eras. I have only two complaints- 1. he omitted the great Cassius Chaerea, the assassin of the Emperor Caligula, and 2. In his listing for Lee Harvey Oswald, he gives credence to the various conspiracy theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Besides that, this is an excellent catalogue of that select group of men and women who barged their way into history with a single bloody act.
Vivados
I am glad I bought this book, because it's something that I'll tend to pick up and read a little for years to come, and share tidbits with my kids to get them interested in history. I learned things about people I'd never heard of before, and found each one intriguing so far. I've only read some of the entries, so this will be entertaining for some time!
A Biographical Dictionary Of The World's Assassins download epub
Author: George Fetherling
ISBN: 0679310517
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Canada; First Edition edition (2001)