One shot fired can change the world…
Murder has a history about as long as civilization itself.
Pistole, pugnali e veleni (Shot, Stabbed, and Poisoned) takes an informative, no-holds-barred look at the history of assassination, from Ancient Greece to modern times. It addresses the most interesting, gruesome, and earthshaking historical murders, the reasons for them, and their consequences. Prepare to be amazed by the daring and determination of some, and disturbed by the extremes taken by others to commit these crimes.
As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat. The assassinators of history have proven to be inventive, even if not always effective. Read about the creative weapons, from pen guns to a pot of tea, and the various lengths taken to carry out their murderous acts. The book reveals what drives some individuals to commit assassinations, and ponders whether some have been for the greater good.
Pistole, pugnali e veleni examines the targets, from rulers and revolutionaries to celebrities, as well as the murders, who were sometimes known individuals and other times anonymous agents working for criminal organizations.
Not all assassination attempts are successful. The book also shows how even botched assassination attempts can change the course of history. What would the world be like if Adolf Hitler had died in 1933? Would Eastern Europe still be dominated by the USSR if Ronald Reagan had died in 1981? While we will never know the answers to these questions, one thing is certain—the murderous intentions of a handful of people can change the lives of millions.
Fascinating paintings and photographs help bring this sinister human history to life. Not for the faint-hearted, Pistole, pugnali e veleni is definitely “Adults Only”.
Jonathan J. Moore was educated at Melbourne University, gaining a Bachelor of Education (Arts) majoring in History and English. Since then, he has been teaching and writing for twenty years. He likes to research little-known aspects of history and is particularly interested in Bronze Age Greece and Etruscan Italy.
Jonathan has participated in numerous archaeological digs and enjoys participating in Living History. He is currently a member of units reenacting the American Civil War, The English Civil War, and the Napoleonic period. Jonathan also enjoys war gaming as a hobby and has written feature articles for several publications.
|Author||Jonathan J. Moore|
|Dimensions||cm 17,0 x 22,7|
|Se il delitto diventa atto di creatività||Il Messaggero||10-02-2019|