Deadly Hearts
Deadly Hearts

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.

Book Details


  • Historical Nonfiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up

Deadly Hearts by Michael Burgan is a nonfiction novel that describes deadly, terrible vanquishers of centuries past. Through Burgan’s writing, you are able to witness these usurpers' upbringings and the possible reasons behind their evilness. Some characters show much diversity in their actions while others seem to always have acted in the same horrific ways. A few people described are Queen Mary I of England, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Attila the Hun. The author speaks factually about each character while explaining some reasons why they may have ended up that way.

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