Titans of History

Titans of History


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Simon Sebag Montefiore, one of our pre-eminent historians, presents the lives of the giants who have made our world. The cast varies from conquerors, poets, kings, empresses and whores to psychopaths, composers and explorers. Informative, entertaining, inspiring and sometimes horrifying, this is a history of the world that contains the stories and characters that everyone should know and no one should forget.

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 50mm | 621.42g
  • 07 Jun 2012
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London
  • English
  • 16pp colour illustrations
  • 1780870264
  • 9781780870267
  • 79,654

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Simon Sebag Montefiore was born in 1965 and read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University. Catherine the Great & Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards. Young Stalin won the Costa Biography Award (UK), the LA Times Book Prize for Biography (US), Le Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique (France) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). He lives with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children in London.

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'a first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches' The Post. 'These sparkling biographical essays include all the usual suspects ... It's a tour of the good, the bad and the ugly' Mail on Sunday. 'A first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches' Daily Express. 'He does this kind of thing with wicked verve' Observer.

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