Fascinating Footnotes From History

Author: Giles Milton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473609062
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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.)

When Hitler Took Cocaine

Author: Giles Milton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473608880
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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.

When Stalin Robbed A Bank

Author: Giles Milton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473608899
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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.

When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep

Author: Giles Milton
Editor: John Murray
ISBN: 1473608910
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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.

When Lenin Lost His Brain

Author: Giles Milton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473608902
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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.

The Footnote

Author: Anthony Grafton
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674307605
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In this engrossing account, footnotes to history give way to footnotes as history, recounting in their subtle way the curious story of the progress of knowledge in written form.

Historical Footnotes Of Lebanon Ohio

Author: John J. Zimkus
Editor: J.J. Zimkus
ISBN: 9780972622400
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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES OF LEBANON, OHIO chronicles the stories of more than two dozen fascinating individuals and events that have originated from this special corner of southwest Ohio.Lebanon?s reputation as a quaint and picturesque community, with scores of delightful antique and specialty shops, is known throughout the region. The history of this beautiful city is evident to all who visit it.Over the years the effects of historic Lebanon, and that of its citizens, have extended far beyond the town?s borders. Lebanon?s influence has been felt in classrooms around the nation, on the battlefields of the Civil War, in the halls of the Ohio Statehouse and from Washington, D.C. to Hollywood, California. Historical Footnotes of Lebanon, Ohio conveys tales from more than 200 years of the city?s past and explains why Lebanon has been called ?the All-American town.?

Going To Mars

Author: Brian Muirhead
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671027964
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A scientist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers an inside look at the future of manned missions to Mars, tracing the history of Mars exploration and shedding new light on the future directions of expeditions to the Red Planet. Original. 20,000 first printing.

History Today

Author: Peter Quennell
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Presidents Of War

Author: Michael Beschloss
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0804137013
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From a preeminent presidential historian comes a “monumental and profoundly important” (Ron Chernow) saga of America’s wartime chief executives BILL GATES’S SUMMER READING LIST Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—both physically and emotionally—or were broken by them. Beschloss’s interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before. Presidents of War combines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race. Praise for Presidents of War "A marvelous narrative. . . . As Beschloss explains, the greatest wartime presidents successfully leaven military action with moral concerns. . . . Beschloss’s writing is clean and concise, and he admirably draws upon new documents. Some of the more titillating tidbits in the book are in the footnotes. . . . There are fascinating nuggets on virtually every page of Presidents of War. It is a superb and important book, superbly rendered.”—Jay Winik, The New York Times Book Review "Sparkle and bite. . . . Valuable and engrossing study of how our chief executives have discharged the most significant of all their duties. . . . Excellent. . . . A fluent narrative that covers two centuries of national conflict.” —Richard Snow, The Wall Street Journal