|Pages/Publication Date:||382 / 2015|
Did you know that Hitler took cocaine? That Stalin robbed a bank? That Charlie Chaplin's corpse was filched and held for ransom? Spanning six continents and peopled with a gallery of spies, rogues, cannibals, and adventurers, Giles Milton's impeccably researched "footnotes" are a gallery of strange-but-true tales. Milton introduces the Japanese soldier who was still fighting World War II in 1974, explains Agatha Christie's mysterious eleven-day disappearance, uncovers who really killed Rasputin, recounts the story of four-legged Sergeant Stubby, and reveals who ate the last dodo.