Resources

Here is a list of books about dictatorships and dictators by name that provide an abundance of information about the inspiration behind this publication.

  • Dictators and Dictatorships: Understanding Authoritarian Regimes and Their Leaders
  • Waltzing with a Dictator
  • The Dictators Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy
  • Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World
  • Tyrants: The World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators
  • Dealing with Dictators: Dilemmas of U.S. Diplomacy and Intelligence Analysis 1945-1990
  • From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation
  • Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the Worlds Last Dictators by 2025
  • Death to the Dictator: A Young Man Casts a Vote in Iran’s 2009 Election and Pays a Devastating Price
  • Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men, and other Nonviolent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators, or Simply Change the World
  • Modern Dictators
  • Dictators
  • Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America: Dictators, Despots, and Tyrants
  • The United States and Right-Wing Dictatorships 1965-1989
  • The Politics of Corruption in Dictatorships
  • Encyclopedia of Modern Dictators: From Napoleon to the Present
  • Psychoses of Power: African Personal Dictatorships
  • Modern Tyrants
  • The Guatemalan Military Project: A Violence Called Democracy
  • Diaspora Lobbies and the U.S. Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy
  • Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship
  • The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
  • Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala
  • Understanding Eritrea: Inside Africa’s Most Repressive State
  • The Delayed Revolution: Swaziland in the Twenty-First Century
  • Bahrain’s Uprising: Resistance and Repression in the Gulf
  • Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR
  • Love Me Turkmenistan

Books on dictators by name

  • The Gambia: The Untold Dictator Yahya Jemmeh’s Story
  • How to be a Dictator-The Bainimarama Dictatorship in Fiji
  • Kagame’s Killing Fields
  • The Dictator: The Bloody History of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
  • Kim Jong II: North Korea’s Dear Leader
  • The Regime of Anastasio Somoza 1936-1956
  • Stalin’s World: Dictating the Soviet Order
  • Chile, Pinochet and the Caravan of Death
  • The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
  • Boomerang Chavez: The Fraud That Led to Venezuela’s Collapse
  • Paul Biya of Cameroon: Three-plus Decades of Misrule Under an Anachronistic System
  • Nazarbayev-Our Friend the Dictator: Kazakhstan’s Difficult Path to Democracy
  • Nuclear North Korea: How Kim Jong Un’s Regime Works
  • Hun Sen’s Cambodia
  • Oman: Politics and Society in the Oaboos State
  • The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei: Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran
  • An Uncertain Ally: Turkey under Erdogan’s Dictatorship
  • Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela
  • Big Daddy-Lukashenko, Tyrant of Belarus¬†
  • Last Dictatorship in Europe: Belarus Under Lukashenko¬†¬†