A visually dynamic companion to the biographical collection Dark Hearts, this collection of biographies details the cruel and often horrifying lives of history's most notorious - and deadly - people.
Over centuries and around the world, there is a long history of ruthless people who have wreaked havoc to get what they want. Whether empire-building or simply displaying a cruel streak, is there any excuse for the actions of people who have been responsible for the deaths of so many? Find out in these sixteen biographies of men and women throughout history who have left there deadly mark on history. From Attila the Hun and Vlad the Impaler to Adolf Hitler, readers will learn the wicked origins of the world's most dangerous people.
About the Author
Michael Burgan has written more than three hundred books for young readers! His titles for the WHO HQ series include What Is the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19?, Who Was Henry Ford?, Who Was H. J. Heinz?, Who Was Theodore Roosevelt, and Who Was Confucius? When he's not working, Michael enjoys photographing his travels across the Southwest.
Karl James Mountford is an illustrator who works in both traditional and digital media. He has created artwork for such titles as ‘The Uncommoners' by Jennifer Bell, published by Penguin Random House (2017), and ‘The Peculiars’ by Kieran Larwood with Chicken House publishing (2018), to name just a couple. Karl specialises in book cover design and chapter illustrations but also works on picture books, with recent titles including ‘Maurice the Unbeastly’ by Amy Dixon, published by Sterling Children’s Books (2017), and ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’ by Ellie Hattie with Little Tiger Press (2017).