Vlad the Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula

Vlad the Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula

Sid Jacobson


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legends of the comedian publication carry to lifestyles the tale of gore and lust that encouraged Dracula.

Vlad the guy had a devilish streak-a vicious mood, a fondness for ladies, and a thirst for revenge.

Vlad the ruler was once a real devil-a relentless torturer, a brutal assassin, and a paranoid chief whose megalomania will be his personal undoing.

liable for the cruel deaths of hundreds of thousands, this savage fifteenth century ruler earned himself the moniker Vlad the Impaler. His bloody reign struck terror into the hearts of his disciples and encouraged generations of vampire myths-most famously Bram Stoker's ghoulish protagonist, Dracula. in spite of the fact that that loved bloodsucker doesn't carry a candle to the real-life fiend whose brutal treachery has made him immortal.

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