Revue de presse
'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)
Présentation de l'éditeur
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.