Fascinating Footnotes from History

  • by Giles Milton
  • Narrated by Ric Jerrom
  • 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Peopled with a gallery of spies, rogues, cannibals, adventurers and slaves, and spanning 20 centuries and six continents, Giles Milton's impeccably researched footnotes shed light on some of the most infamous stories from history.

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Great book full of interesting facts

loved this book. easy to dip in and out of and some really fascinating stories of people who survived some crazy events, like the crashing one the hindenburg and one guy who survived both atomic bombs!
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- mike blacker

Too Many Pauses

Overall not a bad book. One, if it were in print you could dip into. Loads of short interesting historical stories. But be warned some not for the feint hearted (I used the f/f button here!). However be it the reader or in the editing there are throughout annoying gaps and silences. At first I kept checking my player but it went on the whole way through. Put up with it in the end. Would have rated it higher than for this and the icky bits.
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- Stewart Webb

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2016
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd