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The Book of Assassins: A Biographical Dictionary from Ancient Times to the Present

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ASSASSIN TRIVIAJulius Caesar's assassination may have been patricide. His last words were not "Et tu Brute," as Shakespeare suggests, but "kai su teknon"-Greek for "You too, my child." These words were particularly appropriate when one considers the rumors that surrounded Brutus's paternity (see BRUTUS).

Perhaps the most unusual weapon ever used in an assassination attempt
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by John Wiley & Sons (first published September 14th 2001)
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Oct 08, 2009 Adam rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Adam by: Andi
So far, this book is very interesting. It's given me a glimpse into the minds (or lack thereof) of the various types of assassin. I would have liked it better if the assassins were not in alphabetical order, but the assassinations and assassination attempts were put in chronological order. While it would change the focus of the book to the events instead of the assassin's mind, I would still find it a bit more entertaining.
Nov 26, 2009 Alexander added it
Recommends it for: Mr. Jorginson, lol
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George Fetherling has been writing and publishing for more than forty-five years. One of his most popular works is Travels by Night: A Memoir, which recreates leading personalities and events in the fabled Canadian cultural renaissance of 1965–75. His most recent books are The Sylvia Hotel Poems and the novel Walt Whitman’s Secret, both published in 2010. Fetherling is also a visual artist.
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