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Idi Amin (A Wicked History)

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- Opening quote by or about the featured villain/villainess
- Historical map, annotated with key locations from person's life
- "A Wicked Web" featuring allies and enemies
- Historical photos and etchings
- Boxes with additional information
- Photo documentaries: six to eight pages of photos and captions telling the person's life
- Timeline, glossary, additional sources
- Engagin...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Franklin Watts (first published March 1st 2010)
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Idi Amin
By Steve Doughety
128 pages

Idi Amin, known to be one of the evilest and cruel leaders of all time, is generally not well known. Born in Uganda, he was a boxer and soldier under British rule of Uganda. He was known to be a vicious boxer who was merciless and relentless. Also in the military he became infamous for his own cruelty toward people. This man soon raised his ambitions and got to be a high ranking officer for the Ugandan military. Later on after the British left...more
Sameem Khwaja
The book Idi Amin takes place all throughout Africa. Idi Amin was a Ugandan Solider/General. When Britain colonized Uganda, he joined the King’s African Rifles, a Britain/Ugandan army group. As a solider in the King’s African Rifles he was sent on missions to stop rebellions. Idi Amin was known for being aggressive and very violent, he would threaten to cut limbs of villagers if they didn’t tell him where their weapons were. When Uganda gained its independence, he was promoted to a Ugandan Gener...more
A truly horrific historical figure, and a really great series of little books that detail the reigns of his ilk. Amin is a lesson is what can happen when society gives an axe to a man who already has one to grind. Amin begins his humble life in a poor village and grows up not only ignorant, but among those who don't mind his methods as long as they produce results. This lesson is well learned by Amin. His reign of terror as well as his wholly undeserved escape into "friendly hands" are detailed...more
he was a bad he killing popel see and ilken it think it was good book
This series will draw in readers with its dark humor and factual information. It makes good use of graphic images and maps to help tell the story. The information is good, and should be enough for middle schoolers. The author presents the facts, allowing the readers to decide if the person was wicked or not. Also helpful is the index, glossary, list of sources and suggestion for further reading.

It held my attention well and I am looking forward to reading the other titles in this series.
Duncan Whitehead
Brilliant in The Butler, fantastic in The Crying Game, loved him in The Shield and great in Good Morning Vietnam - this man deserved his Oscar. Well done!
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Steve Dougherty is a longtime writer for People magazine and contributes to The New York Times. He has also written for Gannett, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and the Atlanta Constitution. He lives in New York City.
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