Our world has been shaped by just a few people. These giants include kings, whores, poets, conquerors, empresses, composers, explorers and psychopaths. This is the history of the world told through the entertaining, horrifying and inspiring characters that everyone should know.
'A first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches' Daily Express. Daily Express 'These sparkling biographical essays include all the usual suspects ... It's a tour of the good, the bad and the ugly' Mail on Sunday. Mail on Sunday 'He does this kind of thing with wicked verve' Observer. Observer 'a first-class chronologically arranged catalogue that engages and teaches' The Post. Post