I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

I love to learn about assassinations – and conspiracies. Since many assassinations result from conspiracies, I was very interested in reading this when I saw it available on Net Galley.

The book starts with the most recent assassinations and goes backward in time from there. The first two items on the list are an Iranian government official and Osama Bin Laden. Since both of these were international terrorists killed by military strikes, I believe they are more casualties of war rather than assassination victims. There are over 40 assassinations covered, and most of them are covered in a very interesting 7-8 page capsule.

I gave Assassinations That Changed the World four stars on Goodreads. The main criticism I have that kept it from the fifth star was that many of the descriptions of assassinations occurring prior to 1800 were hard to track because the volume of information presented was difficult to keep track of.

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