In this inspiring, horrifying, and accessible collection of short,
entertaining, and vivid life stories, Simon Sebag Montefiore—one of
our pre-eminent historians and a prizewinning writer—presents the
giant characters who have changed the course of world
These titans of history—encompassing queens, empresses, and
actresses, kings, sultans, and conquerors, as well as prophets,
artists, courtesans, psychopaths, and explorers—lived... more...