“Strongman” by Kenneth C. Davis is an interesting look at prominent dictators in recent history. The book presents a well-researched and comprehensive overview, covering authoritarian leaders from different countries and eras and highlighting the similarities and patterns in their methods of control. Most interesting is the connections made between the three post-WWI dictators and how similar situations in their respective countries lead to political success. The book’s language is accessible, suitable for both history buffs and those curious about modern political trends. The engaging writing style and insightful analysis make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the challenges posed by authoritarian rule and the importance of up keeping our countries democratic institutions.
By Teen Reviewer, Alessandro