Assassinations and Executions: An Encyclopedia of Political Violence, 1900 Through 2000

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This fully updated and also revised edition provides a thorough look at the many world leaders who met their end in a violent manner during the last century. It includes political assassinations, political executions, unsuccessful attempts against major world figures, and overviews of violent political events and their major victims. Arranged chronologically, the entries detail the manner, the motive, the assailant (when known), brief biographical information on the victims, the immediate effects on the political...
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This fully updated and also revised edition provides a thorough look at the many world leaders who met their end in a violent manner during the last century. It includes political assassinations, political executions, unsuccessful attempts against major world figures, and overviews of violent political events and their major victims. Arranged chronologically, the entries detail the manner, the motive, the assailant (when known), brief biographical information on the victims, the immediate effects on the political climate of the day, and in some cases, the final fate of the assassins. The prologue provides a summary of those leaders whose assassinations fell before this period.
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Providing a look at political violence over the course of the last century, this book includes descriptions of political assassinations, executions, unsuccessful attempts against major world figures, and overviews of violent events and their victims. Arranged chronologically, the entries describe the manner, motive, assailant, victim, political consequences, and the fate of the assassins. Dissident leaders are surely underrepresented, as famous cases are absent; for example, neither the execution of union organizer Joe Hill, nor the assassination of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton are listed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786413881
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/15/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface xi
Prologue 1
Assassinations and Executions 7
Bibliography 261
Index 265
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