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Assassinations that Changed the World
Assassinations that Changed the World

Assassinations that Changed the World


304 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: January 2021

ISBN 9781913543860

Rights: US & CA

Palazzo Editions (Jan 2021)
Ad Lib Publishers

Price: $15.95


We live in an age of asymmetric warfare. Huge armies no longer face each other on the battlefield. Instead heads of major powers and lone assassins (or martyrs) target each other to pursue their agendas. President Barack Obama felt fully justified in sending in US Navy SEALs to take out Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. This is the nature of modern warfare. When nineteen-year-old Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, in 1914, he triggered the First World War. Few assassinations have had such devastating consequences, but political assassinations have always changed the world—often in ways that the assassins and their cohorts could not have predicted. The murder of John F. Kennedy left Lyndon B. Johnson free to escalate the war in Vietnam. However, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., while not derailing the demands for African American civil rights in the US, did lead many to abandoning his commitment to nonviolence and adopting more radical means. There are forty-eight assassinations that changed the world in this book. Rest assured that in the coming years we will see many more.

Author Biography

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of some eighty books and a major contributor to at least twenty more. He lives in Bloomsbury, London's literary hub, and writes in the great British Library, which is allegedly one of the best pick-up joints in town. However, his reputation is such that people will tell you he is more often seen drinking in Soho's famous bohemian watering hole, the French House.