Encyclopedia of Assassinations explores the stories surrounding more than 400 assassinations and other attempts at politically-motivated violence. The book's narrative entries detail well-known attacks, attempts, and plots against political figures-including entries on recent assassinations. The only encyclopedic reference of its kind, this unique work gives readers a privileged glimpse of some of history's most turbulent moments. It is a solid political reference, as well as a fascinatingly morbid browse. Entries on recent assassinations include: Ian Gow: Conservative member of the British Parliament, in 1990 Rabbi Meir Kahane: Activist, in 1990 Rajiv Gandhi: Prime Minister of India, in 1991 Mohammed Boudiaf: President of the Algerian military council, in 1992 Ranasinghe Premadasa: President of Sri Lanka, in 1993 Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu: Mexican politician, in 1994 The presidents of both Burundi and Rwanda: Died together when their plane was shot down, in 1994 Yitzhak Rabin: Prime Minister of Israel, in 1995.