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The Resource Children of monsters : an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators, Jay Nordlinger

Children of monsters : an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators, Jay Nordlinger

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Children of monsters : an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators
Title
Children of monsters
Title remainder
an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators
Statement of responsibility
Jay Nordlinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Some years ago, the author, Jay Nordlinger, was in Albania. He was there to give a talk under State Department auspices. Albania was about ten years beyond the collapse of Communism. For almost 40 years, the country had been ruled by one of the most brutal dictators in history: Enver Hoxha. Nordlinger wondered whether this dictator had had children. He had indeed: three of them. And they were still in Albania, with their 3 million fellow citizens. Nordlinger wondered, "What are the lives of the Hoxha kids like? What must it be like to be the son or daughter of a monstrous dictator? What must it be like to bear a name synonymous with oppression, terror, and evil?" In this book, Nordlinger surveys 20 dictators in all. They are the worst of the worst: Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and so on. The book is not about them, really, though of course they figure in it. It's about their children. Some of them are absolute loyalists. They admire, revere, or worship their father. Some of them actually succeed their father as dictator-as in North Korea, Syria, and Haiti. Some of them have doubts. A couple of them become full-blown dissenters, even defectors. A few of the daughters have the experience of having their husband killed by their father. Most of these children are rocked by exile, prison, and the like. Obviously, the children have some things in common. But they are also individuals, making of life what they can. The main thing they have in common is this: They have been dealt a very, very unusual hand. What would you do, if you were the offspring of an infamous dictator, who lords it over your country? Chances are, you'll never have to find out! But some people have-and this book investigates those lucky, or unlucky, few. "--
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1963-
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Nordlinger, Jay
Dewey number
321.90922
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6251
LC item number
.N67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of criminals
  • Dictators
  • Parent and child
  • Totalitarianism
Target audience
adult
Label
Children of monsters : an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators, Jay Nordlinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky278118121
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781594038150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
Children of monsters : an inquiry into the sons and daughters of dictators, Jay Nordlinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky278118121
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781594038150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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