Dictators' Homes: Lifestyles of the World's Most Colourful Despots

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9781843545576: Dictators' Homes: Lifestyles of the World's Most Colourful Despots

"'A special edition of Hello magazine as it might be published in Hell - a Through the Keyhole from the seventh circle of Dante's Inferno.' Michael Bracewell, Frieze 'Superbly arch... York is on vintage form in Dictators' Homes' GQ 'A hugely entertaining, and alarming, glimpse into the private lives and homes of the most powerful people on earth.' Independent 'Crammed with historical interest and amusing details.' Daily Telegraph 'This highly original book is morbidly fascinating... a coffee table book with a difference.' Glamour 'A perfect example of a post-modern coffee-table book.' Financial Times 'Fascinating' Vogue, 'Irresistible' Spectator 'Sinisterly sumptuous' Tatler"

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If our homes are an extension of our personalities then the interiors in "Dictators' Homes" provide evidence to substantiate the theory that these men and women were the world's most terrifying rulers. Featuring rare, jaw-dropping photographs of interiors that are now mostly (thankfully) destroyed, Peter York places each lair in its historical context leaving no tiger pelt unturned. From Saddam Hussein's private artwork and General Noriega's Christmas tree to the alarming tube and knob contraption in Ceausescu's en-suite bathroom no design detail is unexamined. The worlds' most famous Dictators are here. From Mussolini and Mobutu via Idi Amin, Lenin and Tito, this book ensures that Dictators' crimes against good taste will no longer go unpunished.

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