How to Feed a Dictator

How to Feed a Dictator


  • Author: Witold Szabłowski & Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 7308990 Bytes


“Amazing stories . . . Intimate portraits of how [these five ruthless leaders] were at home and at the table.” —Lulu Garcia-Navarro, NPR’s Weekend Edition SundayAnthony Bourdain meets Kapuściński in this chilling look from within the kitchen at the appetites of five of the twentieth century's most infamous dictators, by the acclaimed author of Dancing Bears.What was Pol Pot eating while two million Cambodians were dying of hunger? Did Idi Amin really eat human flesh? And why was Fidel Castro obsessed with one particular cow?   Traveling across four continents, from the ruins of Iraq to the savannahs of Kenya, Witold Szabłowski tracked down the personal chefs of five dictators known for the oppression and massacre of their own citizen...

How to Feed a Dictator
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Feed a Dictator


  • Author : Witold Szablowski
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101993392


How to Feed a Dictator Book Description :

Anthony Bourdain meets Kapuściński in this chilling look from within the kitchen at the appetites of five of the twentieth century's most infamous dictators, by the acclaimed author of Dancing Bears. What was Pol Pot eating while two million Cambodians were dying of hunger? Did Idi Amin really eat human flesh? And why was Fidel Castro obsessed with one particular cow? Traveling across four continents, from the ruins of Iraq to the savannahs of Kenya, Witold Szabłowski tracked down the personal chefs of five dictators known for the oppression and massacre of their own citizens—Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Uganda’s Idi Amin, Albania’s Enver Hoxha, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, and Cambodia’s Pol Pot—and listened to their stories over sweet-and-sour s...

How to Feed a Dictator
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How to Feed a Dictator


  • Author : Witold Szablowski
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143129752


How to Feed a Dictator Book Description :

Anthony Bourdain meets Kapuściński in this chilling look from within the kitchen at the appetites of five of the twentieth century's most infamous dictators, by the acclaimed author of Dancing Bears. What was Pol Pot eating while two million Cambodians were dying of hunger? Did Idi Amin really eat human flesh? And why was Fidel Castro obsessed with one particular cow? Traveling across four continents, from the ruins of Iraq to the savannahs of Kenya, Witold Szablowski tracked down the personal chefs of five dictators known for the oppression and massacre of their own citizens--Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Uganda's Idi Amin, Albania's Enver Hoxha, Cuba's Fidel Castro, and Cambodia's Pol Pot--and listened to their stories over sweet-and-sour soup, goat-mea...

Dancing Bears
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Dancing Bears


  • Author : Witold Szablowski
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101993385


Dancing Bears Book Description :

*As heard on NPR’s All Things Considered* “Utterly original.” —The New York Times Book Review “Mixing bold journalism with bolder allegories, Mr. Szabłowski teaches us with witty persistence that we must desire freedom rather than simply expect it.” —Timothy Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of On Tyranny and The Road to Unfreedom An award-winning journalist’s incisive, humorous, and heartbreaking account of people in formerly Communist countries holding fast to their former lives For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welcoming them into their families and taking them on the road to perform. In the early 2000s, with the fall of Communism, they were forced to release the bears into a wildlife refuge....

How to Be a Dictator

How to Be a Dictator


  • Author : Frank Dikötter
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635573800


How to Be a Dictator Book Description :

From the Samuel Johnson Prize-winning author of Mao's Great Famine, a sweeping and timely study of twentieth-century dictators and the development of the modern cult of personality. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. In the twentieth century, as new technologies allowed leaders to place their image and voice directly into their citizens' homes, a new phenomenon appeared where dictators exploited the cult of personality to achieve the illusion of popular approval without ever having to resort to elections. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikötter examines the cults and propaganda surrounding twentieth-century dictators, from Hitler and Stalin to...

The Dictator s Handbook
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Dictator s Handbook


  • Author : Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2011-09-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610390453


The Dictator s Handbook Book Description :

A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest. As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith's canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head. They started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest"-or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that democracy is essentially just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determine...

Dictators  Dinners

Dictators Dinners


  • Author : Victoria Clark
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1908531789


Dictators Dinners Book Description :

What did dictators eat? Sometimes simply obscene amounts of the best their nations could offer, but more often their humble origins, or embarrassing medical conditions, or simple lack of interest in food meant their tastes were unpretentious--ranging from human flesh, to raw garlic salad, to Quality Street. Here we learn of their foibles, their eccentricities and their frequent terror of poisoning--something no number of food tasters was ever able to assuage. For a selection of 25 former national figureheads across the world, each section comprises an outline of the dictator's history, a short essay on their particular eating habits, table manners, digestive systems etc. and one or two of their favorite recipes....

Becoming Kim Jong Un

Becoming Kim Jong Un


  • Author : Jung H. Pak
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984819734


Becoming Kim Jong Un Book Description :

A groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un—from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump—by a former CIA analyst considered one of the leading American experts on the North Korean ruler inside and outside the U.S. government “An important book.”—James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea following his father's death in 2011, predictions about his imminent fall were rife. North Korea was isolated, poor, unable to feed its people, and clinging to its nuclear program for legitimacy. Surely this twentysomething with a bizarre haircut and no leadership experience would soon be usurped by his elders. Instead, the opposite ha...

Four Fish
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Four Fish


  • Author : Paul Greenberg
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-07-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101442298


Four Fish Book Description :

"A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why." -Sam Sifton, The New York Times Book Review. Acclaimed author of American Catch and The Omega Princple and life-long fisherman, Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex marketplace. Four Fish offers a way for us to...

Dictator s Handbook

Dictator s Handbook


  • Author : Randall Wood
  • Publisher : Randall Wood
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780615652429


Dictator s Handbook Book Description :

Ever wonder if the world's tyrants are all using the same instruction manual? They are: here it is. From getting to power to dividing your enemies, suppressing revolution, stealing elections, and making your fortune, this 320 page volume shows you how the pros have been doing it for centuries. Fully factual, with a complete bibliography and footnotes, the Dictator's Handbook gives you a road map to tyranny, step by step. Beautifully illustrated by a professional artist, the text is funny and deadly serious. This is truly a practical manual for the aspiring tyrant....

From Dictatorship to Democracy
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

From Dictatorship to Democracy


  • Author : Gene Sharp
  • Publisher : Albert Einstein Institution
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Civil disobedience
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781880813096


From Dictatorship to Democracy Book Description :

A serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships. Based on the author's study, over a period of forty years, on non-violent methods of demonstration, it was originally published in 1993 in Thailand for distribution among Burmese dissidents....