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Fascinating Footnotes From History

Giles Milton.
Item #: D10937
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 382 / 2015
Publisher: John Murray
ISBN: 9781473652033
$6.98
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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.

 

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