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Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations

Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations Social sciences Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · 15-21 Herdegen, M. (2016), Principles of International Economic Law, article for Ludwig Nebel, his name is rendered 2nd ed., Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford. Mabel, immediately below the correct spelling Schwarzenberger, G. (1960), Manual of International Law, (p. 179). On p. 284, Putin is given as Puton. 4th ed., Stevens, London Where British texts are quoted, the original spelling is retained. However, in the entry for Rat Week (pp. 211-218), “organiser” is spelt RR 2018/193 differently on the preceding line (p. 215). In terms of the content, no factual inaccuracies were noted, as the author says in the Nigel West Acknowledgements, he is “indebted(...)to the(...) Rowman & Littlefield members of the intelligence community who kindly Lanham, MD assisted his research” (p. ix). The research has paid 2017 results. The entry for Bradley Davis, the SIS traitor, gives an informative account of his treachery in xxvii 1 359 pp. occupied France, and the resulting execution. The ISBN 978 1 5381 0238 1 (print); ISBN 978 1 5381 0239 8 myth of the claimed ‘assassination’ of Lord (e-book) Kitchener, is succinctly dismissed. The entries £65 $95 (print); £60 $90 concerning the IRA and INLA are very informative. Curiously, there is nothing about the death of Keywords Encyclopedias, Murder, Politics Kirov, in 1934, which is often attributed to Stalin, a Review DOI 10.1108/RR-10-2018-0141 claim still contested, although Kirov’s name appears in the list of victims in Appendix C (p. 317). “I believe in killing off your opponents when you The work succeeds in offering of a history of can get good results by doing so”. Thus said assassinations, (perpetrated or intended), since George Orwell, in his essay Politics of the English 1900, and providing an introductory guide to Language in 1946 (Orwell, 1984, p. 362). It might them, although the presentation is marred by the stand as the motto for this book [which is prefaced problems mentioned above. by a quotation from Eric Ambler’s The Mask of Geoffrey Hunt Dimitrios (1939)]. Freelance reviewer, London, UK With the recent (March 2018) attempted poisoning incident, in Salisbury, of the Russian ex- spy, Col Sergei Skipal, with Novichok, that resulted Reference in the death of a British civilian, this work could not be more timely. As the author states in the Orwell, G. (1984), The Penguin Essays of George Orwell, Penguin, introduction, “(T)he objective of this volume is to London. identify and document assassination as it occurred during this and the present century” (p. 4). An eleven-page Chronology (pp. xvii-xxvii) RR 2018/194 provides enough examples, ending with the death Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of of Kim Jong-Nam. All those covered by the work Concepts appear here, along with reminders of, and references to, other incidents. Following a brief Edited by Tim Allen, Anna Macdonald and Henry Radice Introduction (pp. 1-4), the Encyclopedia runs to Routledge 291 pages, ending with five appendices, and a London and New York bibliography. All the works cited in the latter are in English, three of which are British publications. The entries are written in sober style, with the xix 1 365 pp. details presented in a logical and chronological ISBN 978 1 85743 281 7 (print); ISBN 978 0 203 48686 3 manner. Unfortunately, numerous errors have (e-book) slipped through the editing and proof-reading £135 $275 stages. Some examples are given below. On p. xi of the Chronology, Spain’s BVE is listed as BE. Keywords Dictionaries, Humanitarianism, Philosophy On p. 29, “died” becomes “dead”. Altrincham, a Review DOI 10.1108/RR-08-2018-0130 town in Cheshire, England, is rendered as As this review is likely to appear in the last issue of “Altricham”(p. 62). In the entry for Nguyen van Troi, Sergeant Harold G. Bennett, who was “shot Reference Reviews, this seems an appropriate point to register distress at the untimely decision of in June 1965”, is described as having “been Emerald Press to cease its publication. A few years captured in December 1984” (p. 185). In Appendix C, a CIA document [which repeats a ago Reference Reviews did seem to be becoming phrase twice in a sentence, (p. 307)], refers to redundant: book publishers saw no need for Reinhard Heydrich as “Hedrich” (p. 317). In the expert reviews when readers’ reviews on Amazon http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations

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Social sciences Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · 15-21 Herdegen, M. (2016), Principles of International Economic Law, article for Ludwig Nebel, his name is rendered 2nd ed., Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford. Mabel, immediately below the correct spelling Schwarzenberger, G. (1960), Manual of International Law, (p. 179). On p. 284, Putin is given as Puton. 4th ed., Stevens, London Where British texts are quoted, the original spelling is retained. However, in the entry for Rat Week (pp. 211-218), “organiser” is spelt RR 2018/193 differently on the preceding line (p. 215). In terms of the content, no factual inaccuracies were noted, as the author says in the Nigel West Acknowledgements, he is “indebted(...)to the(...) Rowman & Littlefield members of the intelligence community who kindly Lanham, MD assisted his research” (p. ix). The research has paid 2017 results. The entry for Bradley Davis, the SIS traitor, gives an informative account of his treachery in xxvii 1 359 pp. occupied France, and the resulting execution. The ISBN 978 1 5381 0238 1 (print); ISBN 978 1 5381 0239 8 myth of the claimed ‘assassination’ of Lord (e-book) Kitchener, is succinctly dismissed. The entries £65 $95 (print); £60 $90 concerning the IRA and INLA are very informative. Curiously, there is nothing about the death of Keywords Encyclopedias, Murder, Politics Kirov, in 1934, which is often attributed to Stalin, a Review DOI 10.1108/RR-10-2018-0141 claim still contested, although Kirov’s name appears in the list of victims in Appendix C (p. 317). “I believe in killing off your opponents when you The work succeeds in offering of a history of can get good results by doing so”. Thus said assassinations, (perpetrated or intended), since George Orwell, in his essay Politics of the English 1900, and providing an introductory guide to Language in 1946 (Orwell, 1984, p. 362). It might them, although the presentation is marred by the stand as the motto for this book [which is prefaced problems mentioned above. by a quotation from Eric Ambler’s The Mask of Geoffrey Hunt Dimitrios (1939)]. Freelance reviewer, London, UK With the recent (March 2018) attempted poisoning incident, in Salisbury, of the Russian ex- spy, Col Sergei Skipal, with Novichok, that resulted Reference in the death of a British civilian, this work could not be more timely. As the author states in the Orwell, G. (1984), The Penguin Essays of George Orwell, Penguin, introduction, “(T)he objective of this volume is to London. identify and document assassination as it occurred during this and the present century” (p. 4). An eleven-page Chronology (pp. xvii-xxvii) RR 2018/194 provides enough examples, ending with the death Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of of Kim Jong-Nam. All those covered by the work Concepts appear here, along with reminders of, and references to, other incidents. Following a brief Edited by Tim Allen, Anna Macdonald and Henry Radice Introduction (pp. 1-4), the Encyclopedia runs to Routledge 291 pages, ending with five appendices, and a London and New York bibliography. All the works cited in the latter are in English, three of which are British publications. The entries are written in sober style, with the xix 1 365 pp. details presented in a logical and chronological ISBN 978 1 85743 281 7 (print); ISBN 978 0 203 48686 3 manner. Unfortunately, numerous errors have (e-book) slipped through the editing and proof-reading £135 $275 stages. Some examples are given below. On p. xi of the Chronology, Spain’s BVE is listed as BE. Keywords Dictionaries, Humanitarianism, Philosophy On p. 29, “died” becomes “dead”. Altrincham, a Review DOI 10.1108/RR-08-2018-0130 town in Cheshire, England, is rendered as As this review is likely to appear in the last issue of “Altricham”(p. 62). In the entry for Nguyen van Troi, Sergeant Harold G. Bennett, who was “shot Reference Reviews, this seems an appropriate point to register distress at the untimely decision of in June 1965”, is described as having “been Emerald Press to cease its publication. A few years captured in December 1984” (p. 185). In Appendix C, a CIA document [which repeats a ago Reference Reviews did seem to be becoming phrase twice in a sentence, (p. 307)], refers to redundant: book publishers saw no need for Reinhard Heydrich as “Hedrich” (p. 317). In the expert reviews when readers’ reviews on Amazon

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