Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation


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Hidden Hills Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.71 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Joseph N Abraham MD is an emergency physician (Tulane '86), evolutionary biologist, & civic activist.


"...concise, compelling, & challenging exploration of how humanity became what it is."

-Publishers Weekly

"...the book's scientific analysis, which spans Darwin's concept of evolution to cutting-edge psychology, is a welcome addition to historical conversations..."

-Kirkus Reviews

"This book is unique, delving deeply into the worst horrors & most brutal leaders in history..."

-Psychiatric Times

"Why do we excuse an act, unforgivable if committed by an ordinary citizen, if executed or ordered by a leader?"

-Los Angeles Review of Books

"The term 'must-read' has been so overused. But Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths is a must-read... must-own... and, most of all, a must-ponder."

-San Diego Jewish World

"I've always believed society to be a fundamentally rational thing, but what if it wasn't?

What if it was built on insanity?"

-Jon Ronson, The Psychopath Test

"Abraham commands a very fine style. Humane, incisive, rigorous in its scholarship."

-Robert Mighall, former editor, Penguin Classics

"This book is a must-read..."

-Carol Beggy, co-author, award-winning Boston book series; Ted Kennedy: Scenes from an Epic Life; and former reporter, Boston Globe

"...wide-ranging research and an unflinching eye for detail..."

-Candice Millard, New York Times best-selling author of The River of Doubt, and the Edgar Award-winning Destiny of the Republic

"...this may be the most important book you will ever read."

-Robin Levin, The Death of Carthage

"...a stark reminder of how fragile and vulnerable to exploitation our modern democratic societies are..."

-Michael Pearson, CEO, Mathematical Association of America

"A detailed and engaging examination of our haunted past and threatening future. Read it and weep."

-John Mack Faragher, Daniel Boone, and The American Heritage Encyclopedia of American History

"This book is a must-read..."

-Jim Engster, NPR affiliate WRKF

"Abraham makes an insightful, novel argument based on both a keen clinical eye, and an exhaustive review of the literature, for understanding the historical and genetic roots of this problem, and why we should be aware of the potential dictators all around us."

-James Fallon, The Psychopath Inside

"For those who want their minds expanded and blown: Dr. Abraham is the man."

-Pearson Cross, Bayou to Beltway, NPR affiliate KRVS

"...when you're reading this book, you begin in far-away history, but you begin to realize that it comes so close to our present day."

-Judith Meriwether, Apres-Midi, NPR affiliate KRVS