Titans of History
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.
Originally published in 2007, Quercus issued the new edition TITANS OF HISTORY on 7th June 2012.
“a first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches”
– The Post
“These sparkling biographical essays include all the usual suspects … It”s a tour of the good, the bad and the ugly”
– Mail on Sunday
“A first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches”
– Daily Express
“He does this kind of thing with wicked verve”