When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

History's Unknown Chapters

Book - 2016
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"Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton. The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past. There's the cook aboard the Titanic, who pickled himself with whiskey and survived in the icy seas where most everyone else died. There's the man who survived the atomic bomb in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there's many, many more. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler's final hours, Japan's deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve to be told"--
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781250078773
Branch Call Number: 909 MILTON
Characteristics: ix, 261 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Milton, Giles
Alternative Title: When Lenin lost his brain.


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JCLMaryanaK Mar 09, 2017

Milton's book is organized into short stories, some only a couple of pages long. Although most involve death and war, the author manages to keep them entertaining and fun. Good for a quick read and an unconventional lesson in world history.

Aug 11, 2016

Many of these crazy stories could easily adapted by Hollywood as horror (Japanese female sliced off lover's penis as a memento or escaped prisoners killed each other for food), romance (British buy his wife in Ottoman slave auction during diplomatic hunting trip) or farce (crackpot doctor gives cocaine eye drops,meth drug & 200+ documented drugs to Hitler with unfortunate results to subordinates).


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