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Book Title: When Stalin Robbed a Bank: Fascinating Footnotes from History|
The author of the book: Giles Milton
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Edition: John Murray
Date of issue: November 6th 2014
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It's nice to see the twentieth century history given an exclusive summary of its more unusual events and cases, although here the context and chronological order can be sought in vain. What we do get are four or five minute snippets of major events – WWII as seen through the venue of the interrogations of von Braun and so many other Nazi scientists, or the very flawed rehearsal for the D-Day landings that saw hundreds die under U-Boat attack and friendly fire, and things such as the Hindenburg disaster and events much less well known. From Romanian tyrants to (acquitted) African cannibals to hoaxers of prehistoric man, the weird and wacky is given a sensible, authoritative look, however brief, and the novelty of at least some of the entrants will make the book very enjoyable for many. It's definitely on the lighter side of historical reportage, but these journalistic snippets were quite appealing.
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Read information about the authorBritish writer and journalist Giles Milton was born in Buckinghamshire in 1966. He has contributed articles for most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications, and specializes in the history of travel and exploration. In the course of his researches, he has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and the Far East, and the Americas.
Knowledgeable, insatiably curious and entertaining, Milton locates history's most fascinating—and most overlooked—stories and brings them to life in his books.
He lives in London, where he is a member of the Hakluyt Society, which is dedicated to reprinting the works of explorers and adventurers in scholarly editions, some of which he uses in his research. He wrote most of Samurai William in the London Library, where he loves the "huge reading room, large Victorian desks and creaking armchairs". At home and while traveling, he is ever on the lookout for new untold stories. Apparently he began researching the life of Sir John Mandeville for his book The Riddle and the Knight after Mandeville’s book Travels "literally fell off the shelf of a Paris bookstore" in which he was browsing.
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