Miles Hudson

Date Published :
June 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
8 pages b/w plates
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The assassination of political, religious and military leaders, often dictators, is frequently seen as the short cut to solving a particular problem. The author takes issue with this argument. Examining a series of linked assassinations together with their causes and effects, he seeks to demonstrate that in many cases the killings have produced unforeseen and unintended consequences that all too often result in the opposite result to that desired.

His case studies, arranged intriguingly in pairs, cover such diverse characters as Julius Caesar and Thomas à Becket, Gandhi and Jesus Christ, Tsar Alexander II and Abraham Lincoln, Michael Collins and Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, and Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

This is an absorbing, controversial and informative study.

About The Author

Miles Hudson went into politics after a military career. He was Political Secretary to Sir Alec Douglas Home at the Foreign Office and Director of the Conservative Group for Europe during the 1975 Referendum campaign. He lives near Basingstoke.

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