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Dictator Literature: A History of Despots Through Their Writing

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A Book of the Year for The Times and the Sunday Times `The writer is the engineer of the human soul,' claimed Stalin. Although one wonders how many found nourishment in Turkmenbashi's Book of the Soul (once required reading for driving tests in Turkmenistan), not to mention Stalin's own poetry. Certainly, to be considered great, a dictator must write, and write a lot. Mao had his Little Red Book, Mussolini and Saddam Hussein their romance novels, Kim Jong-il his treatise on the art of film, Hitler his hate-filled tracts. ...

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Dictator Literature: A History of Despots Through Their Writing
2019, Oneworld Publications, London

ISBN-13: 9781786075383

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Dictator Literature: A History of Despots Through Their Writing
2018, Oneworld Publications, London

ISBN-13: 9781786070586

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