Fascinating Footnotes from History – Giles Milton in conversation with Joe Duffy
Did you know that Hitler took cocaine? That Stalin robbed a bank? Were you aware that Agatha Christie went missing for eleven days? That Charlie Chaplin’s corpse was filched and held to ransom? Or that Churchill slaughtered sheep? Do you know who really killed Rasputin? Fascinating Footnotes From History details one hundred of the quirkiest historical nuggets; extraordinary stories that read like fiction but are one hundred per cent fact. Peopled with a gallery of spies, rogues, cannibals, adventurers and slaves, and spanning twenty centuries and six continents, the book sheds light on some of the most infamous stories and most flamboyant and colourful characters from history.
Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, Big Chief Elizabeth, The Riddle and the Knight, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost, Wolfram and Russian Roulette.
Joe Duffy is a broadcaster and presents Liveline on RTE Radio 1.