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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank
When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters | Giles Milton
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More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Miltonone of todays most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historians In When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, Historys 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; the family who survived thirty-eight days at sea with almost no water or supplies after their ship was destroyed by a killer whale; or the plot that served as a template for 9/11 in which four Algerian terrorists attempted to hijack a plane and fly it into the Eiffel Tower.
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Little known facts from different periods in history, but most of them are related to the WW II. Some of them are more on the trivia side, even funny, and some of them are really horrifying. Very readable collection, recommend to the lovers of oddities from history.

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julesG That's me, collector of odd facts. 4y
Cinfhen Interesting 😜 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very interesting!! 4y
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Simona @julesG After reading it, I realized that this is the second book ... more oddities on horizon 😉 4y
Simona @Cinfhen Somewhere I saw ‘that this is a perfect book for doctor‘s waiting room.‘ 😁 4y
Simona @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It is interesting to read about stuff that you don‘t find in the textbooks. 4y
julesG Very good! 4y
LeahBergen Ahhh, you read it! I‘m glad it was good. 😄 4y
Cinfhen That sounds about right!!! 😉 4y
Simona @LeahBergen Oh yeah, it was perfect for #RelatedToAPodcast prompt! Thank you for a funny and a little bit quirky book 😘 4y
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I got this book mostly for the title, it just screamed at me... #itshistory #anditsaugust

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