Titans of History by Simon Sebag Montefior

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What excites Montefiore is villainy. He describes...his own special delight is the pornography of power. Though he does this kind of thing with wicked verve, I fear he enjoys it all a little too much.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore, one of our pre-eminent historians, presents the lives of the giants who have made our world. The cast varies from conquerors, poets, kings, empresses and whores to psychopaths, composers and explorers.

Informative, entertaining, inspiring and sometimes horrifying, this is a history of the world that contains the stories and characters that everyone should know and no one should forget.

 

About Simon Sebag Montefior

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Simon Sebag Montefiore was born in 1965 and read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University. Catherine the Great & Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards. Young Stalin won the Costa Biography Award (UK), the LA Times Book Prize for Biography (US), Le Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique (France) and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature (Austria). He lives with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children in London.
 
Published January 1, 2012 by Quercus. 480 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference.
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Reviewed by Peter Conrad on Jun 09 2012

What excites Montefiore is villainy. He describes...his own special delight is the pornography of power. Though he does this kind of thing with wicked verve, I fear he enjoys it all a little too much.

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