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The Book of Assassins

(2001)
A Biographical Dictionary from Ancient Times to the Present
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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. We all know the names Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth. But who assassinated the Archduke Ferdinand in 1914, igniting the First World War? What wealthy aristocrat killed Rasputin and lived on until 1967? How many different people attempted to assassinate Hitler - or Queen Victoria? Which modern world leader holds the record for escaping assassins' plots - and, more to the point, who were the plotters? How have assassins in Japan, say, differed from those in the United States? What assassins have been produced by such famously peace-loving societies as Canada and Australia? Providing answers to these questions and many more, this is a work in which to browse or to read from cover to cover, whether as a refreshingly new take on history and politics or as a psychological portrait of the assassin personality. It is much more than a ready-reference, and has no political subtext. Rather, it is a collection of biographical stories, a few well-known but most obscure, dealing with individual assassins from the ancient world to the present day. Researched with care and told with style and insight, A Biographical Dictionary of the World's Assassins is a complete chronicle of some of the most influential crimes in history.

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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Assassins: A Biographical Dictionary from Ancient Times to the Present
Author(s): George Fetherling
ISBN: 0-471-15891-7 / 978-0-471-15891-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wiley
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June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Assassins: A Biographical Dictionary from Ancient Times to the Present
Author(s): George Fetherling
ISBN: 0-7858-2181-3 / 978-0-7858-2181-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Castle Books
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October 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Biographical Dictionary of the World's Assassins
Author(s): George Fetherling
ISBN: 0-7090-7168-X / 978-0-7090-7168-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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April 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Biographical Dictionary Of The World's Assassins
Author(s): George Fetherling
ISBN: 0-679-31051-7 / 978-0-679-31051-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Paperback Editions

April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Assassins
Author(s): George Fetherling
ISBN: 0-679-31151-3 / 978-0-679-31151-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books Canada
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Assassins
Author(s): George Fetherling
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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