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.
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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.Read Full Review of Titans of History | See more reviews from Guardian
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