Titans of History

Titans of History

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Our world has been shaped by just a few people. These giants include kings, whores, poets, conquerors, empresses, composers, explorers and psychopaths.This is the history of the world told through the entertaining, horrifying and inspiring characters that everyone should know.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 50mm | 621.42g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16pp colour illustrations
  • 1780870264
  • 9781780870267
  • 78,077

About Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He is the author of numerous history books, including Jerusalem: The Biography and Catherine the Great & Potemkin, as well as the award-winning Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar and Young Stalin. His books are published in 40 languages. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Rameses the Great. David and Solomon. Nebuchadnezzar II. Cyrus the Great. The Buddha. Confucius. Sun Tzu. Leonidas. Herodotus. Alcibiades. Plato. Aristotle. Alexander the Great. Qin Shi Huangdi. Hannibal. Judah the Maccabee and his Brothers. Cicero. Caesar. Herod the Great. Cleopatra. Augustus and Livia. Jesus. Caligula. Nero. Marcus Aurelius. Commodus. Constantine the Great. Attila the Hun. Muhammad. Muawiya and Abd Al-Malik. Zhao Wu. Charlemagne. Haroun Al-Rashid. Marozia and the Papal Pornocracy. Basil the Bulgar Slayer. Hassan Al-Sabbah and the Assassins. Godfrey of Bouillon and the Crusader Kings of Jerusalem. Eleanor of Aquitaine. Saladin. Richard the Lionheart and John Softsword. Genghis Khan. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen. Isabella and Roger Mortimer. Edward III and the Black Prince. Tamerlane. Richard II. Henry V. Gilles de Rais. Joan of Arc. Torquemada. Vlad the Impaler. Richard III. Savonarola. Isabella and Ferdinand. Columbus. Selim the Grim. Pizarro. Barbarossa and Silver Arm. The Borgias: Pope Alexander VI and his children Cesare and Lucrezia. Magellan. Babur. Cortes. Henry VIII. Suleiman the Magnificent. Ivan the Terrible. Elizabeth I. Akbar the Great. Tokugawa Ieyasu. Galileo. Shakespeare. Abbas the Great. Wallenstein. Cromwell. Aurangzeb. Pepys. Louis XIV. Newton. Marlborough. Peter the Great. Nader Shah. Voltaire. Samuel Johnson. Frederick the Great. Casanova. Captain Cook. Catherine the Great. Potemkin. Washington. Jefferson. Toussaint Louverture. Talleyrand. Mozart. Robespierre. Nelson. Wellington. Napoleon I. Beethoven. Jane Austen. Shaka. Byron. Balzac. Pushkin. Alexandre Dumas Pere et Fils. Disraeli. Garibaldi. Napoleon III. Lincoln. Jack the Ripper. Darwin. Dickens. Bismarck. Florence Nightingale. Pasteur. Francisco Lopez and Eliza Lynch. Tolstoy. Cixi. Leopold II. Tchaikovsky. Clemenceau. Sarah Bernhardt. Maupassant. Oscar Wilde. Wilhelm II. Lloyd George. Toulouse-Lautrec. Rasputin. Gandhi. Trujillo. Lenin. Ungern von Sternberg. Proust. Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen. Churchill. Ibn Saud. Villa and Zapata. Stalin. Einstein. Enver, Talat and Jemal: The Three Pashas. Ataturk. Picasso. Roosevelt. Mussolini. Tojo. Ben-Gurion. Hitler. Nehru. Bulgakov. Franco. Mao Zedong. Isaac Babel. Yezhov. Zhukov. Capone. Beria. Hemingway. Himmler and Heydrich. Khomeini. Orwell. Deng Xiaoping. Duvalier. Schindler. Hoxha of Albania. Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Odette Sansom. JFK. Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak. The Ceausescus of Romania. Mandela. The Shah of Iran. John Paul II. Sakharov. Nguema. Pol Pot. Idi Amin. Thatcher. Anne Frank. Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Elvis. Saddam Hussein. Kadaffi. Muhammad Ali. Aung San Suu Kyi. Escobar. Osama bin Laden. List of Illustrations.
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Review quote

'a first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches' The Post. * Post * 'He does this kind of thing with wicked verve' Observer. * Observer * 'These sparkling biographical essays include all the usual suspects ... It's a tour of the good, the bad and the ugly' Mail on Sunday. * Mail on Sunday * 'A first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches' Daily Express. * Daily Express *
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'A first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches' Daily Express. Daily Express
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277 ratings
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4 38% (105)
3 27% (76)
2 8% (22)
1 3% (9)
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