What is Evil? How do we recognize it Can we learn from it? History's Monsters is a survey of wickedness in human history, a fascinating chronicle of human depravity, a lesson in good and evil spanning three millennia, in which bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore presents his selection of history's most evil men and women: Tyrants and dictators Cannibals and serial killers Torturers and psychopaths Warlords and conquerors Temptresses and traitors From Attila the Hun to Adolf Hitler, from Lucrezia Borgia to Ivan the Terrible, from Josef Stalin to Saddam Hussein, and from China's First Emperor to Chairman Mao Zedong, History's Monsters is a compellingly readable and instructive guide to the worst excesses of human villainy. True stories that everyone should know. Warnings from history no one should forget.