Friday, January 05, 2007

The best tyrant biographies

Michael Binyon named the six best tyrant biographies for the Times (London).

Two of the titles:
Brother Number One, David Chandler

How Pol Pot, a privileged, idealistic Cambodian, became an obsessive bureaucratic killer.

The Last King of Scotland, Giles Foden

Idi Amin was not in the same league as the others but still ruined and terrorised his nation.
Read Binyon's complete list.

--Marshal Zeringue