Africa Mobuto Sese Seko - Congo Idi Amin - Uganda Jean-Bedel Bokassa - Central African Republic Asia Pacific Kim Jung Il - North Korea Ferdinand Marcos - Philippines Mao Tse Tung - China Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam Latin America Fedel Castro - Cuba Alfredo Stroessner - Paraguay Manuel Noriega - Panama Rafael Trujillo - Dominican Republic Francois Duvalier ('Papa Doc') - Haiti Middle East Saddam Hussein - Iraq Muammar Gaddafi - Libya El Aidine Ben Ali - Tunisia Ayatollah Khomeini - Iran Gamal Abdel Nasser - Egypt Europe Benito Mussolini - Italy Adolf Hitler - Germany Francisco Franco Bahamonde ('General Franco') - Spain Eastern Block Nicolae Ceausescu - Romania Josef Stalin - Russia Josep Broz Tito - Yugoslavia Erich Honiker - East German (DDR), Saparmurat Atayevich Niyazov - Turkmenistan
Victoria Clark is an award-winning former Observer foreign correspondent in Eastern Europe and Moscow between 1989 and 1996. She has written five works of non-fiction. Melissa Scott, an Arabic-speaker, worked in the newsroom of MBC satellite television before moving into editorial work in the publishing industry.
"A Christmas present idea for the tyrant in your life."* The Times *
"So hurrah for Dictators' Dinners, a digest (if that's the word) of the fave dishes and top snacks of 20th-century autocrats."* Independent *
"Dictators' Dinners, a bad taste guide to entertaining tyrants, is a cookbook like no other."* Daily Mail *
"From their favourite meals to the measures they took to avoid being poisoned, a new book offers a fascinating insight into the eating habits of some of the world's most notorious despots."* Daily Express *