Fascinating Footnotes From History

Peopled with a gallery of spies, rogues, cannibals, adventurers and slaves, and spanning twenty centuries and six continents, Giles Milton's impeccably researched footnotes shed light on some of the most infamous stories and most flamboyant ...

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473609068

Category: History

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'Giles Milton is a man who can take an event from history and make it come alive . . . an inspiration for those of us who believe that history can be exciting and entertaining' Matthew Redhead, The Times Did you know that Hitler took cocaine? That Stalin robbed a bank? That Charlie Chaplin's corpse was filched and held to ransom? Giles Milton is a master of historical narrative: in his characteristically engaging prose, Fascinating Footnotes From History details one hundred of the quirkiest historical nuggets; eye-stretching stories that read like fiction but are one hundred per cent fact. There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier still fighting the Second World War in 1974; Agatha Christie, who mysteriously disappeared for eleven days in 1926; and Werner Franz, a cabin boy on the Hindenburg who lived to tell the tale when it was engulfed in flames in 1937. Fascinating Footnotes From History also answers who ate the last dodo, who really killed Rasputin and why Sergeant Stubby had four legs. Peopled with a gallery of spies, rogues, cannibals, adventurers and slaves, and spanning twenty centuries and six continents, Giles Milton's impeccably researched footnotes shed light on some of the most infamous stories and most flamboyant and colourful characters (and animals) from history. (Previoulsy published in four individual epub volumes: When Hitler Took Cocaine, When Stalin Robbed a Bank, When Lenin Lost His Brain and When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep.)
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When Lenin Lost his Brain

In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history.

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473608900

Category: History

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In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler's final hours, Japan's deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve to be told.
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When Hitler Took Cocaine

In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history.

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473608887

Category: History

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In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the real war horse, who killed Rasputin, Agatha Christie's greatest mystery and Hitler's English girlfriend, these tales deserve to be told.
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When Stalin Robbed a Bank

In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history.

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473608894

Category: History

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In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into the little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the man who stole the Mona Lisa, the double life of Dr Aribert Heim, the man who never died and the cabin boy on the Hindenburg, these tales deserve to be told.
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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep

In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into little-known stories from history.

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473608917

Category: History

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In this marvellous collection of fascinating footnotes, Giles Milton delves into little-known stories from history. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the last secret of the Cold War, the man who broke into Auschwitz, the worst banker in history and the woman who gave birth for Hitler, these tales deserve to be told.
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English and British History in 100 Bite size Chunks

Aspects of British Political History 1815-1914. 1994. ... Lewis, J.E. How It Happened in Britain: Eye-witness Accounts of Great Historical Moments from 55BC to AD 2000. 2001. ... Milton, G. Fascinating Footnotes from History. 2015.

Author: Paul Hodson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781838596651

Category: History

Page: 200

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Very often, history is thought of as that lesson we suffered through at school, made into boring facts and figures rather than rich and interesting tales that actually comprise it. In English and British History in 100 Bite-size Chunks, history is enlivened and broken down into readable ‘chunks’ that anyone can read, and learn, at their leisure.
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Studies in British Imperial History

The same patient reader of volume IV of the History will find this fascinating footnote concerning the 18th century history of the Xhosa: The chief Kreli was regarded as the most learned antiquary of his tribe, and nothing pleased him ...

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349182442

Category: History

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On Folly Beach

Q. The planned Nazi invasion of the eastern seaboard is a fascinating footnote in history. Why do you think this isn't something that is discussed much in school? A. I wish I knew the answer to that question! I always thought that I had ...

Author: Karen White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101404379

Category: Fiction

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tradd Street novels comes a story of old wounds and second chances, set in the small South Carolina town of Folly Beach. To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it’s a sanctuary for lost souls... When Emmy Hamilton’s mother encourages her to buy the local book store, Folly’s Finds, she hopes it will distract her daughter from the loss of her husband. But the seller has one condition that changes everything: Emmy must allow Lulu, the late owner’s difficult elderly sister, to continue selling her bottle trees from its back yard. For the most part Emmy ignores Lulu as she sifts through the love letters she finds in a box of used books. But the more she discovers about the letters, the more she understands Lulu. As details of a possible murder and a mysterious disappearance during WWII are revealed, the two women discover that circumstances beyond their control have brought them together, here on Folly Beach. And it is here that their war-ravaged hearts can find hope again…
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Churchill s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

His most recent book is D-Day: The Soldiers' Story; his other books include Fascinating Footnotes from History, Nathaniel's Nutmeg – serialized by the BBC – and eight other critically acclaimed works of history.

Author: Giles Milton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444798975

Category: History

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'A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!' Anthony Horowitz Six gentlemen, one goal - the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favourite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another member of the team, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing. He was hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men - along with three others - formed a secret inner circle that planned the most audacious sabotage attacks of the Second World War. Winston Churchill called it his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The six 'ministers', aided by a group of formidable ladies, were so effective that they single-handedly changed the course of the war. Told with Giles Milton's trademark verve and eye for detail, Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is thoroughly researched and based on hitherto unknown archival material. It is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do and is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War. Previously published in hardback as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.
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Nazi Women of the Third Reich

... 1989) Maschmann, Melita Account Rendered (Plunkett Lake Press, 2013) McKee, Ilse Tomorrow the World (Dent, 1960) Milton, Giles Fascinating Footnotes from History (John Murray, 2015) Newmann, Margarete Under Two Dictators (Pimlico, ...

Author: Paul Roland

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781788887267

Category: History

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• Four months pregnant, Vera Wohlauf, wife of a serving SS officer, took sadistic pleasure in rounding up victims for Treblinka. • Like creatures from a Grimms' fairytale, female members of a Nazi 'welfare' organization scoured the towns and villages of Poland and Slovenia, luring blond children out of hiding with bread and sweets. They were abducted to be raised as Germans by 'Aryan' families who told them their parents were dead. • Test pilot Hanna Reitsch flew on a suicide mission to rescue Hitler from his bunker. • Not even Hitler could resist the charms of Princess Stephanie, a femme fatale and Nazi agent who smoked cigars which she lit by striking a match on the heel of her shoes. The Nazis had no doubts about a woman's place in the Third Reich. Hermann Goering urged every woman to 'take a pot, a dustpan and brush, and marry a man.' Many women welcomed the arrival of Hitler's regime with childlike enthusiasm believing that the dictatorship would make Germany master of Europe, but as the war dragged on, their blind faith in Hitler was betrayed.
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