How to be a dictator : the cult of personality in the twentieth century
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New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
Format
Book
ISBN
1635573793, 9781635573794, 9781408891612, 1408891611
Physical Desc
xvi, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Status
Central Falls (Adams Memorial) - Adult Non-Fiction
321.90 Dik
1 available
Newport - Adult Non-Fiction
321.9 Dik
1 available
West Warwick - Adult Non-Fiction (2nd floor)
SOC 321.909 DIK
1 available

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Published
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
Language
English
ISBN
1635573793, 9781635573794, 9781408891612, 1408891611

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-262) and index.
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"No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. In the twentieth century, as new technologies allowed leaders to place their image and voice directly into their citizens' homes, a new phenomenon appeared where dictators exploited the cult of personality to achieve the illusion of popular approval without ever having to resort to elections. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikötter examines the cults and propaganda surrounding twentieth-century dictators, from Hitler and Stalin to Mao Zedong and Kim Il Sung. These men were the founders of modern dictatorships, and they learned from each other and from history to build their regimes and maintain their public images. Their dictatorships, in turn, have influenced leaders in the twenty-first century, including Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Using a breadth of archival research and his characteristic in-depth analysis, Dikötter offers a stunning portrait of dictatorship, a guide to the cult of personality, and a map for exposing the lies dictators tell to build and maintain their regimes." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dikötter, F. (2019). How to be a dictator: the cult of personality in the twentieth century . Bloomsbury Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dikötter, Frank. 2019. How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dikötter, Frank. How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dikötter, Frank. How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

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