Vlad the Impaler: The Real Count Dracula

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Deep in the mountains of Transylvania there once lived a real Dracula.  He was Prince Vlad Dracula, and he ruled with a thirst for blood worthy of a vampire.
 
Loyalty meant nothing to Vlad Dracula.  He betrayed his friends and befriended his enemies.  When his enemies became friends, he betrayed them too.  He would sacrifice anything to stay in ...

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Overview

Deep in the mountains of Transylvania there once lived a real Dracula.  He was Prince Vlad Dracula, and he ruled with a thirst for blood worthy of a vampire.
 
Loyalty meant nothing to Vlad Dracula.  He betrayed his friends and befriended his enemies.  When his enemies became friends, he betrayed them too.  He would sacrifice anything to stay in power. 
 
The most famous vampire in literature may have taken Vlad Dracula's name.  But the real Dracula's life is more shocking than any horror story.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA
One can get teens to willingly read history by focusing on some of history's most wicked characters such as Vlad the Impaler and Tomas de Torquemada in these easy-to-read little books with eye-catching covers. They provide brief biographies as well as an overview of the historical context in which they lived. Although both were involved in violent acts, the context serves to humanize them and avoid over-sensationalizing the events. Vlad, for example, had a violent childhood, was betrayed by others, and spent many years as a prisoner of the Turks. Many of his later atrocities were in retaliation for the cruelty done to his family during his childhood or as a method of attempting to scare off the much larger and more powerful Ottoman Empire. Torquemada genuinely believed that he was doing God's work, and although he approved of torture, he was very devout in his faith, seeing the torment as a way of saving souls. The texts include several visual aides such as maps and chronologies to help understand the events. Also included are historical images and paintings of the people and events in a midsection, although the images are not captioned in the main text and the credits only list copyright and not the artist or creation date. Also included are lists of both further reading and sources, but there are no citations, even on quoted dialogue. Other titles in the series profile Genghis Khan and Rasputin. Reviewer: Teresa Copeland
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Gr 6-8
Part biography, part historical compilation, these books piece together scattered facts and information about their subjects to provide readable, accessible glimpses into these notorious figures. While the various leaders are included because of their ruthless behavior, the authors are able to demonstrate that all are products of their times and their upbringings. Genghis Khan's life was brutal from the beginning and thus he becomes an almost sympathetic player in the politics of ancient Mongolia. Almost. In an effort to provide complete pictures of these men, the writing occasionally lapses into a listing of places, dates, and battles, especially for those people about whom there is not much known, as is the case for Tomás de Torquemada. Complex political machinations lead to complicated descriptions of who, what, where, and when, and the interpretation of events is fairly conventional. Readers will be lured by the notion of gory details of abhorrent actions, but may be disappointed that those depictions often don't occur until late in the game. Each book contains a useful section of images and brief captions to give an overview of the individual's life. Serious researchers will want books with more depth, but casual readers will have enough to sink their teeth into.
—Jody KoppleCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531125991
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Wicked History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: NC730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    To know the truth about Count Dracula...a must read!

    After visiting the labrynth under the "Buda" side of Budapest and seeing where Count Dracula had been imprisoned, this book answered many questions. The information presented to us in the underground maze made him sound a lot nicer than he actually was and this book brought his true nature out. It was an easy read, but even for a history buff it was well written and succinct.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2010

    The Impaler Review

    This book starts out as a man living in his home with his mother and his younger siblings. He lives there for quite a while until he stabs his youngest sister and all his brothers.
    The main points of this story aren't very exciting. Matter of fact it was hard to finish this book. Even though every dang gone seconds the guy stabs someone this book is really stupid. If the man had a better reason to kill the people it would be a lot better.
    The book needs more exciting parts and more thrills for the time you read. If the impaler had a more dtailed plan to kill the people that would make it more interesting climax.
    I like the ending but the book needs excitement the whole way through, not just at the end. The book has its good parts but most of them are not that interesting through the beginning and middle.
    The book is rather good but needs some work from a more experienced person. I think the author should proof read and add some more ideas to make this book more thrilling.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2010

    Great Find!!!

    Great Book! Very informative, just what my 10 year old was looking for.

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