When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank (Paperback)

History's Unknown Chapters

By Giles Milton

Picador, 9781250078759, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

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Digital Audiobook (10/31/2016)

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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.

About the Author

Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of over ten works of narrative history, including Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, White Gold, Paradise Lost, and Russian Roulette. His books have been translated into twenty languages worldwide. Milton lives in London.

Praise For When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters

"Highly readable." -- Kirkus Reviews