When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed A Bank

When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed A Bank

History's Unknown Chapters

Paperback - 2016
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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.

Published: New York :, Picador,, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. Edition.
ISBN: 9781250078759
125007875X
Branch Call Number: 909 MIL
Characteristics: viii, 264 pages ;,21 cm

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