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    • Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

    • The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat
    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Giles Milton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: Its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now his talents were put to more devious use: He built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favorite, Reinhard Heydrich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rip-Roarin' Tale of Devoted 'Cads'!

    • By Gillian on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $25.51

    • When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

    • History's Unknown Chapters
    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Giles Milton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4 out of 5 stars 184

    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 bombs in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there are many, many more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quite entertaining

    • By Michael on 08-05-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank

    • History's Unknown Chapters
    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Giles Milton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters, Giles Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from history, like when Stalin was actually assassinated with poison by one of his inner circle; the Russian scientist, dubbed the "Red Frankenstein", who attempted to produce a human-ape hybrid through ethically dubious means; and much more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Trivia Source

    • By Jean on 11-14-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Russian Roulette

    • How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution
    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II - a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin’s communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that would topple all Western capitalist regimes - starting with the British Empire. Russian Roulette tells the spectacular and harrowing story of the British spies in revolutionary Russia and their mission to stop Lenin’s red tide from washing across the free world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Would Make A Good Movie

    • By jerome m. on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

    • Churchill's Mavericks: Plotting Hitler's Defeat
    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, a country house called The Firs in Buckinghamshire was requisitioned by the War Office. Sentries were posted at the entrance gates, and barbed wire was strung around the perimeter fence. To local villagers it looked like a prison camp. But the truth was far more sinister. This rambling Edwardian mansion had become home to an eccentric band of scientists, inventors and bluestockings. Their task was to build devastating new weaponry that could be used against the Nazis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm shocked and awed

    • By Mary on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Fascinating Footnotes from History

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Fascinating Footnotes From History details 100 of the quirkiest historical nuggets - eye-stretching stories that sound like fiction but are 100 percent fact. There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier still fighting the Second World War in 1974; Agatha Christie, who mysteriously disappeared for 11 days in 1926; and Werner Franz, a cabin boy on the Hindenburg who lived to tell the tale when it was engulfed in flames in 1937.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Ingibjörg Kolbeins on 08-25-16

    Regular price: $22.06

    • Nathaniel's Nutmeg

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission: to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The birth of a great company

    • By Neil Chisholm on 06-26-13

    Regular price: $14.01

    • According to Arnold

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Nick Rawlinson, David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Meet Arnold Trevellyan - charismatic, exuberant and somewhat strange. His love of mushrooms is matched only by a passion for Flora, his wife of 12 years. One day, while searching for mushrooms, Arnold makes a wondrous discovery that will turn his world upside down. He abandons Flora and heads to the South Pacific where he finds himself marrying the queen of the remote tropical island. But all is not as it seems in Arnold's idyllic realm.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • White Gold

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and 52 of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors, fanatical Islamic slave traders, had declared war on the whole of Christendom. Thousands of Europeans had been snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis and Sale in Morocco to be sold to the highest bidder.

    Regular price: $10.84

    • D-Day

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Almost 75 years have passed since D-Day, the day of the greatest seaborne invasion in history. The outcome of the Second World War hung in the balance on that chill June morning. If Allied forces succeeded in gaining a foothold in northern France, the road to victory would be open. But if the Allies could be driven back into the sea, the invasion would be stalled for years, perhaps forever. Giles Milton's bold new history narrates the day's events through the tales of survivors from all sides: the teenage Allied conscript, the crack German defender, the French resistance fighter.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • Edward Trencom's Nose

    • By: Giles Milton
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Edward Trencom has bumbled through life, relying on his trusty nose to turn the family cheese shop into the most celebrated fromagerie in England. But his world is turned upside down when he stumbles across a crate of family papers. To his horror, Edward discovers that nine previous generations of his family have come to sticky ends because of their noses. When he investigates further, Edward finds himself caught up in a Byzantine riddle to which there is no obvious answer.

    Regular price: $20.65