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One of the most corrupt rulers in history, overthrown US-backed President of the Philippines - Ferdinand Marcos. Guilty for the murder and assassination of 3,257 people, the torture of 35,000, and the imprisonment of a further 70,000.

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.