Lunchtime for Hitler
A new survey of what twentieth-century dictators liked to eat.
A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants
by Melissa Scott Victoria Clark
$23 List Price
It is bracing, in a way I could never have anticipated six months ago, to read a book that chronicles the exploits of dictators who rose to power in the twentieth century alongside descriptions of the food they liked to eat. Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants (Gilgamesh Publishing, $23) is filled with photos and food-related anecdotes from this most exclusive club—all male, of course, though a