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Publisher's Summary

In the indulgence of their egotistical ambitions and reckless whims, kings, conquerors and dictators have frequently presented a spectacle, sometimes comic but more often tragic in its results, that the authors have tried to bring back to life in this book. Here are living biographies of these twenty famous rulers: King Solomon; Asoka; Caesar; Augustus; Constantine; Charlemagne; Kublai Khan; Henry VIII; Queen Elizabeth; Montezuma; Ivan the Terrible; Catherine the Great; Louis XIV; Frederick the Great; Napoleon; Queen Victoria; Kaiser Wilhelm; Stalin; Mussolini; and Hitler.
(P) 1995 by Blackstone Audiobooks; © 1940 by Garden City Publishers, Inc, All Rights Reserved.
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By Sherry on 08-03-05

Living Biographies of Famous Rulers

Terrible. Not only are the authors totally contemptuous of the people they are writing about, quite a few of their facts are incorrect. If it makes the ruler seem worse, say it! This is one long editorial about the evils of power and powerful people. I'm sorry but I would rather have the facts about what the famous people did & accomplished in their lives, & then make my own judgments. Don't waste your time or money.

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By Adolph on 08-21-08

WarningI

This audio book is blank after 7:22:09 thus you will totally miss out on Stalin; Mussolini; and Hitler. The biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II is cut short. Having just downloaded the book and done some spot listening when I discovered the above serious flaw; I can say the biographies are well done even though they are not above criticism. The interpretations of the authors are by no means infallible and in some instances have much to be desired.

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