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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank : History's Unknown Chapters
by Giles Milton


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More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton one of today s most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historians

In When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank , the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History s Unknown Chapters, Giles Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from history, like when Stalin was actually assassinated with poison by one of his inner circle; the Russian scientist, dubbed the Red Frankenstein, who attempted to produce a human-ape hybrid through ethically dubious means; the family who survived thirty-eight days at sea with almost no water or supplies after their ship was destroyed by a killer whale; or the plot that served as a template for 9/11 in which four Algerian terrorists attempted to hijack a plane and fly it into the Eiffel Tower.  Read more...


 
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Overview

More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton one of today s most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historians

In When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History s Unknown Chapters, Giles Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from history, like when Stalin was actually assassinated with poison by one of his inner circle; the Russian scientist, dubbed the Red Frankenstein, who attempted to produce a human-ape hybrid through ethically dubious means; the family who survived thirty-eight days at sea with almost no water or supplies after their ship was destroyed by a killer whale; or the plot that served as a template for 9/11 in which four Algerian terrorists attempted to hijack a plane and fly it into the Eiffel Tower.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250078759
  • ISBN-10: 125007875X
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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