Assassinations and Conspiracies: Plotting For Power

Assassinations and Conspiracies: Plotting For Power

by Rodney Castleden
     
 

Assassinations shake the world. They are a major threat to political stability –and they always have been. They shock society to its foundations. The assassins may be political activists, rivals, idealists, social campaigners or cold-blooded hitmen. Some are genuinely altruistic,seeking the salvation of their country;some are ruthless power-grabbing

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Assassinations shake the world. They are a major threat to political stability –and they always have been. They shock society to its foundations. The assassins may be political activists, rivals, idealists, social campaigners or cold-blooded hitmen. Some are genuinely altruistic,seeking the salvation of their country;some are ruthless power-grabbing self-promoters;some are pathetic inadequates who want to destroy someone more successful than themselves; some simply want notoriety. Assassinations and Conspiracies tells the stories of the most notorious assassinations in history, detailing the victims, the assassins, the motives for the murders, the consequences – and the theories that have been put forward about the conspiracies that surround them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907795398
Publisher:
Omnipress
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Series:
True Crime
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
398,356
File size:
2 MB

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Assassinations shake the world. They are a major threat to political stability –and they always have been. They shock society to its foundations. The assassins may be political activists, rivals, idealists, social campaigners or cold-blooded hitmen. Some are genuinely altruistic,seeking the salvation of their country;some are ruthless power-grabbing self-promoters;some are pathetic inadequates who want to destroy someone more successful than themselves; some simply want notoriety. Assassinations and Conspiracies tells the stories of the most notorious assassinations in history, detailing the victims, the assassins, the motives for the murders, the consequences – and the theories that have been put forward about the conspiracies that surround them.

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