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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political

Augusto Pinochet's Chile, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Augusto Pinochet, commander-in-chief of Chile’s army, rose to power in 1973 when he participated in a military coup to overthrow the president, Salvador Allende. Allende was a Socialist, and… Read More →

  • Dewey: 983.06'5

Che Guevara: You Win or You Die

October 9, 1967. World-renowned revolutionary Che Guevara is dead at the age of thirty-nine. The charismatic Argentinian revolutionary had been leading guerilla fighters in the jungles of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1090
  • ATOS: 8.3
  • Dewey: 980.03'5092

Fidel Castro's Cuba. 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Fidel Castro, one of the world’s most controversial leaders, rose to power in Cuba, a large island nation only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. A brilliant and charismatic leader, Castro… Read More →

  • Dewey: 972.9106'4

Kim Jong Il's North Korea, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Kim Jong Il, one of the world's most infamous dictators, rose to power in the mid-1990s in the small East Asian country of North Korea. He succeeded his father, Kim Il Sung, as that nation's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 951.9304'3092

Mao Zedong's China, 2nd Edition

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In 1949, Mao Zedong came to power in China after a long and brutal civil war. He and his Chinese Communist Party immediately set out to transform their nation into a Communist state. They… Read More →

  • Dewey: 951.05092

Muammar al-Qaddafi's Libya, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Muammar al-Qaddafi led a group of young army officers who overthrew the government of King Idris I in 1961. After the officers seized control, Qadaffi emerged as head of the ruling council… Read More →

  • Dewey: 961.204'2

Omar al-Bashir's Sudan, 2nd Edition

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Omar al-Bashir came into power in 1989. Sudan was gripped by famine caused by drought as well as a devastating civil war between the north and south. Its economy was in shambles. Bashir… Read More →

  • Dewey: 962.404'3092

Pol Pot's Cambodia, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Pol Pot, one of the world’s most infamous dictators, rose to power in the 1960s in the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia. In the mid-1900s, Cambodia had been chafing for centuries under… Read More →

  • Dewey: 959.604'2

Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Robert Mugabe, one of the world’s most infamous dictators, rose to power in Rhodesia, the southern African region now known as independent Zimbabwe. As a leader in Rhodesia’s nationalist… Read More →

  • Dewey: 968.9105'1

Saddam Hussein's Iraq, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Saddam Hussein, one of the world’s most infamous dictators, rose to power through Iraq’s powerful Baath Party and became the nation’s president in 1979. His goals included achieving… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956.7044

Slobodan Milosevic's Yugoslavia, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

In the 1990s, Slobodan Milosevic served as president of Serbia (a republic of Yugoslavia) and then president of Yugoslavia itself. He ruled as a dictator, using his secret security forces to… Read More →

  • Dewey: 949.703092

Than Shwe's Burma, 2nd Edition

From the Series Dictatorships

Than Shwe was part of a military coup that took over Burma in the 1960s. The British had granted Burma independence in 1948, but the country, with its many ethnic groups, had trouble building… Read More →

  • Dewey: 959.105'3

The Assads' Syria, 2nd Edition

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Hafez al-Assad became president of Syria in 1971, following a long line of military leaders. At first, his goals included achieving pan-Arabism, more evenly distributing the nation’s oil… Read More →

  • Dewey: 956.9104'2092