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Encyclopedia Of Assassinations

Author : Carl Sifakis
ISBN : 9781626363250
Genre : History
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The most comprehensive handbook on over four hundred assassinations, attempts, and plots against political figures—from Abraham Lincoln to Gandhi and more. This A–Z compilation of history’s most turbulent moments, includes the date, location, and full description of each incident, as well as biographical information about the victim and assassin and the circumstances surrounding each historical event. Here are: Jesse James: Outlaw killed by Bob Ford in 1882 Ian Gow: Conservative member of the British Parliament killed by a car bomb in 1990 Franz Ferdinand: Archduke and heir to the Austrian throne killed by Gavrilo Princip in 1914 John F. Kennedy: American president killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963 Rajiv Gandhi: Prime minister of India killed by an unidentified bomber in 1991 Ernesto “Che” Guevara: Revolutionary killed by Bolivian forces in 1967 Abraham Lincoln: American president killed by John Wilkes Booth in 1865 And hundreds more! This encyclopedia’s illustrations, bibliography, appendix grouping the assassinations by country, and further readings turn it into an essential reference for history teachers, students, crime buffs, and those who are curious about “the most notorious acts of their kind.”

The Encyclopedia Of American Crime

Author : Carl Sifakis
ISBN : 0816068844
Genre : Social Science
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Presents a comprehensive guide to crime in America focusing on the events and personalities responsible for the worst crimes in the nation's short history.

The Military 100

Author : Michael Lee Lanning
ISBN : 0806524251
Genre : History
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Ranks history's one hundred most famous and infamous military leaders according to their impact on history and the art of war, offering vivid biographical sketches of their lives and accomplishments.

Backstage At The Lincoln Assassination

Author : Thomas A. Bogar
ISBN : 9781621571742
Genre : History
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April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford’s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, “Burn the place down!” This is the untold story of Lincoln’s assassination: the forty-six stage hands, actors, and theater workers on hand for the bewildering events in the theater that night, and what each of them witnessed in the chaos-streaked hours before John Wilkes Booth was discovered to be the culprit. In Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination, historian Thomas A. Bogar delves into previously unpublished sources to tell the story of Lincoln’s assassination from behind the curtain, and the tale is shocking. Police rounded up and arrested dozens of innocent people, wasting time that allowed the real culprit to get further away. Some closely connected to John Wilkes Booth were not even questioned, while innocent witnesses were relentlessly pursued. Booth was more connected with the production than you might have known—learn how he knew each member of the cast and crew, which was a hotbed of secessionist resentment. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination also tells the story of what happened to each of these witnesses to history, after the investigation was over—how each one lived their lives after seeing one of America’s greatest presidents shot dead without warning. Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination is an exquisitely detailed look at this famous event from an entirely new angle. It is must reading for anyone fascinated with the saga of Lincoln’s life and the Civil War era.

Wolves Jackals And Foxes

Author : Kris Hollington
ISBN : 1429986808
Genre : History
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"A history of the twentieth century punctuated by gunshots. . . . An exciting account." --Sunday Telegraph (UK) Exploding telephones, pipe-guns, bullets made of teeth, aspirin explosives, cobra-venom darts, a rifle that shoots around corners, exploding clams, samurai swords, karate chops, poisoned umbrellas, and a fuel-laden light aircraft. Sometimes even a regular gun. These are just some of the methods that have been used over the last ?fty years to speed four thousand VIPs to a premature end. Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes is not an encyclopedia of assassination but rather a gripping history that charts the development of the modern world through the eyes of the assassins that tried to alter it. An experienced investigative reporter, Kris Hollington exposes shocking unknown stories of assassination. Surprising conspiracies and remarkable connections are uncovered throughout. Hollington relates the story of the man who shot Uday Hussein seventeen times, the remarkable career of the CIA's "black sorcerer," reveals how an East German Stasi agent, an American B-movie actress, and a Saudi prince conspired to commit one of the most important assassinations of the twentieth century, uncovers the terrible history of South Africa's brutal assassination squad and exposes for the ?rst time the secret society that ensured racist assassins in the South never paid for their crimes. It also features previously classi?ed information from the Secret Service, including the story of how President Jimmy Carter was saved from a sniper's bullet by a rabid swamp rabbit. This book is the first to study in detail not only the causes and surprising consequences of assassination, but also the crucial seconds of the act itself and the psychology of the killer in an effort to understand why some assassinations succeed where others fail---and what might be done to prevent them. It is also the ?rst book to examine the fascinating facts and ?gures of assassination, revealing everything from the success rate by type of weapon and the escape and survival rates of assassins to the most popular time of year and location for an attack. The definitive book on assassination, Wolves, Jackals, and Foxes shows that sometimes, one murder can change the world.

The Race To Save The Romanovs

Author : Helen Rappaport
ISBN : 9781250151230
Genre : History
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In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible. The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. While the murders themselves have received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family—on the part of their royal relatives, other governments, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar. Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional claim for the last century. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. The question of asylum for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political, logistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at war. Like a modern day detective, Helen Rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, Russia, Spain and the UK, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion. With its up-to-the-minute research, The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author : Harry S. Ashmore
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119077274
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Author : James Orr
ISBN : HARVARD:AH16C8
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Encyclopedia Of World Crime D J

Author : Jay Robert Nash
ISBN : 0923582029
Genre : Cant
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The 9 11 Commission Report

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This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

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