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GNM Mussolini’s Barber: And other Stories of the Unknown Players who made History Happen

GNM Mussolini’s Barber: And other Stories of the Unknown Players who made History Happen
Autor: Graeme Donald
Data publikacji: 2010-10-00
ISBN: 9781849081696
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Oprawa: twarda
Liczba stron: 288
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We have all heard about the great generals of military history, and those whose heroic deeds changed the course of war. This is not their book. Instead, this offbeat and engaging book reveals the stories of 75 bit-players of military history: Hitler’s personal pilot, Hanna Reitsch; Pierre Basile, the crossbowman whose arrow hit Richard I; Major John D Barry, the Confederate who mistakenly gave the order to fire upon General Stonewall Jackson, and Lee Duncan, who rescued a puppy from the German trenches of World War I and took him back to America, where he became famous as Rin Tin Tin. If you think you know your history, prepare to think again.

 

Graeme Donald has been researching the origins of words, nursery rhymes, superstitions and popular misconceptions for years and has published eight titles through Unwin-Hyman and Simon & Schuster. For the ten years that Today newspaper was on the stands he wrote a daily column exploring such material and also wrote for The Mirror and The Age in Melbourne. He devised and set the questions for Back to Square One, a word-origins based panel game which ran for eight series on Radio 2 and World Service. He has also guested on countless radio and television shows, either to explain words and customs at special times - Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. - or simply to field listeners' or viewers' question.



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