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 1882Ian Gow: Conservative member of the British Parliament killed by a car bomb in 1990Francis Ferdinand: Archduke and heir to the Austrian throne killed by Gavrilo Princip in 1914John F. Kennedy: American president killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963Rajiv Gandhi: Prime minister of India killed by an unidentified bomber in 1991Ernesto “Che” Guevara: Revolutionary killed by Bolivian forces in 1967Abraham Lincoln: American president killed by John Wilkes Booth in 1865And 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.”