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Assassinations that changed the world / Nigel Cawthorne.

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 Donald Trump felt it necessary to use drones to blow away the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Qasem Soleimani -- a mastermind of terrorism in the Middle East who threatened the lives of US troops -- and 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.

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ISBN 9781913543860
Dewey 364.1524
Author Cawthorne, Nigel, 1951- author.
Title Assassinations that changed the world / Nigel Cawthorne.
Published London : Ad Lib Publishers Ltd, 2020.
Physical description 304 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents note Introduction -- Qasem Soleimani 2020 -- Jamal Khashoggi 2018 -- Kim Jong-Nam 2017 -- Jo Cox 2016 -- Osama Bin Laden 2011 -- Benzair Bhutto 2007 -- Alexander Litvinenko 2006 -- Yitzhak Rabin 1995 -- Juv©♭nal Habyarimana 1994 -- Giovanni Falcone 1992 -- Olof Palme 1986 -- Indira Gandhi 1984 -- Benigno Auino 1983 -- Anwar Sadat 1981 -- John Lennon 1980 -- Park Chung-hee 1979 -- Martin Luther King 1968 -- Robert F. Kennedy 1968 -- Hendrik Verwoerd 1966 -- Malcolm X 1965 -- John F. Kennedy 1963 -- Ngo Dinh Diem 1963 -- Medgar Evers 1963 -- Patrice Lumumba 1961 -- Mahatma Gandhi 1948 -- Reinhard Heydrich 1942 -- Leon Trotsky 1940 -- Huey Long 1935 -- Ernst R©œhm 1934 -- Vladimir Lenin 1924 -- Pancho Villa 1923 -- Michael Collins 1922 -- Emiliano Zapata 1919 -- Rasputin 1916 -- Archduke Franz Ferdinand 1914 -- William McKinley 1901 -- Alexander II of Russia 1881 -- James A. Garfield 1881 -- Abraham Lincoln 1865 -- Shaka 1828 -- Spencer Perceval 1812 -- Paul I of Russia 1801 -- Jean-Paul Marat 1793 -- Henry IV of France 1610 -- Lord Darnley 1567 -- Thomas Becket 1170 -- Caligula 41 -- Julius Caesar 44BC.
Summary 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 Donald Trump felt it necessary to use drones to blow away the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Qasem Soleimani -- a mastermind of terrorism in the Middle East who threatened the lives of US troops -- and 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.
Subject Assassination -- History
Presidents -- Assassination -- History
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