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Fascinating Footnotes from History Audiobook

Fascinating Footnotes from History

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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.

©2015 Giles Milton (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Stewart Webb Reading, Berks UK 15/09/2016
    Stewart Webb Reading, Berks UK 15/09/2016 Member Since 2013

    I am an avid audio book listener, having at least two books on the go at any one time and getting through two or so a week.

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    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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    philip 23/11/2016
    philip 23/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "10/10 - Fun & Interesting"
    What did you like most about Fascinating Footnotes from History?

    A really wonderful listen, with such a plethora of short stories that you could jump in at virtually any point in the book and have a great listen. Definitely an audiobook that you could re-listen to again & again, as there's no way you'll remember each story after one or two listens.

    A really good mix of stories too - funny, sad, vile, joyous and everything in between.

    Narrator is brilliant too, very engaging, humorous & does the accents really well.


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    Amazon Customer 22/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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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 08/11/2016
    mike blacker 08/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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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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    "Fascinating"

    A book you can listen to again & again. Some of the things I had heard before but the stories were well written and well told. A must for history buffs.

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