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Milton, Giles

Overview
Works: 90 works in 389 publications in 13 languages and 11,080 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Miscellanea  Personal narratives  Juvenile works  Trivia and miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Stories in rhyme 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: HD9211.N883, 970.00497
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Giles Milton
Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The true and incredible adventures of the spice trader who changed the course of history by Giles Milton( Book )

59 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago--remote, tranquil, and, these days, largely ignored. Yet 370 years ago, Run's harvest of nutmeg (yielding a 3,200% profit by the time it arrived in England) made it the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a battle between the Dutch East India Company and the British Crown. The outcome was that Britain ceded Run to Holland but in return was given Manhattan--leading to the birth of New York and to the beginning of the British Empire. This deal was due to the persistence of one man: Nathaniel Courthope and his small band of adventurers were sent to Run in October 1616, and held off the Dutch navy for four years. This book centers on the showdown between Courthope and the Dutch Governor General, and the brutal fate of mariners racing to Run to reap the huge profits of the spice trade.--From publisher description
Big Chief Elizabeth : the adventures and fate of the First English Colonists in America by Giles Milton( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For almost twenty years the fate of Ralegh's colonists was to remain a mystery. When a new wave of settlers sailed to America to found Jamestown, their efforts to locate the lost colony were frustrated by the mighty chieftain Powhatan - father of Pocahontas - who vowed to drive the English out of America, though Pocahontas herself made valiant attempts to thwart the massacre of settlers. While Ralegh's "savage" Manteo had played a pivotal role in establishing the first English settlement in America, he had also unwittingly contributed to one of the earliest chapters in the decimation of the Native American population."--BOOK JACKET
White gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slaves by Giles Milton( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reveals a disturbing and long forgotten chapter of history. In 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and 51 comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--a network of Muslim slave traders--had declared war on Christendom. Thousands had been snatched from their homes in France, Spain, England and Italy and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis and Sal ̌in Morocco. Pellow and his shipmates were bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco, who was constructing a palace of such grandeur that it would surpass every other building in the world, built entirely by Christian slave labor. Resourceful, resilient, and quick-thinking, Pellow was selected by the sultan for special treatment, and was one of the fortunate few who survived to tell his tale.--From publisher description
Edward Trencom's nose : a novel of history, dark intrigue, and cheese by Giles Milton( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Trencom's unusual nose--long, aquiline, and bumpy--is the very same nose bestowed on all the Trencom men who have judged (and made) the very best cheeses in the world. But when Edward stumbles on a crate of family papers and discovers the fate of previous generations of his family, he must confront forces that are both mad and bad--and a wrong decision on his part could cost him dearly
When Hitler took cocaine and Lenin lost his brain : history's unknown chapters by Giles Milton( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton. The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past. There's the cook aboard the Titanic, who pickled himself with whiskey and survived in the icy seas where most everyone else died. There's the man who survived the atomic bomb in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there's many, many more. Covering everything from adventure, war, murder and slavery to espionage, including the stories of the female Robinson Crusoe, Hitler's final hours, Japan's deadly balloon bomb and the emperor of the United States, these tales deserve to be told"--
Call me gorgeous! by Giles Milton( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of animal has a porcupine's spines and a crocodile's teeth; a flamingo's neck and a toucan's beak; a chameleon's tail and a rooster's feet? Has such a strange thing ever been seen? Fun and unique, like the fabulous beast it conjures up, Call Me Gorgeous! celebrates diversity and the beautiful differences between all creatures
Russian roulette : how British spies thwarted Lenin's plot for global revolution by Giles Milton( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II, a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that would topple all Western capitalist regimes starting with the British Empire. This book tells the story of the British spies in revolutionary Russia and their mission to stop Lenin's red tide from washing across the free world. They were an eccentric cast of characters, led by Mansfield Cumming, a one-legged, monocle-wearing former sea captain, and included novelist W. Somerset Maugham, beloved children's author Arthur Ransome, and the dashing, ice-cool Sidney Reilly, the legendary Ace of Spies and a model for Ian Fleming's James Bond. Cumming's network would pioneer the field of covert action and would one day become Britain's Military Intelligence 6 (MI -6) -- book jacket
Samurai William : the adventurer who unlocked Japan by Giles Milton( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and German and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de activiteiten van de Engelse East India Company in het Verre Oosten, met veel aandacht voor haar factorij op het Japanse eiland Hirado waar de hulp van de in Japan wonende Engelsman William Adams buitengewoon nuttig was
Wolfram : the boy who went to war by Giles Milton( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Allied bombers screamed in from the sea, spilling hundreds of shells onto the troops below. As the air filled with exploding shrapnel, one young German soldier flung himself into a ditch and prayed that his ordeal would soon be over. Wolfram Aichele was nine years old when Hitler came to power: his formative years were spent in the shadow of the Third Reich. He and his parents - free-thinking artists - were to have first-hand experience of living under one of the most brutal regimes in history
The boy who went to war : the story of a reluctant German soldier in WWII by Giles Milton( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of Wolfram Aichele, the author's father-in-law, which tells of his childhood in Germany as Hitler came to power, and his experiences in Hitler's army on the Russian front and on the beaches of Normandy through the fall of Hitler's regime
Big Chief Elizabeth : how England's adventurers gambled and won the New World by Giles Milton( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1586, Queen Elizabeth I was enthralled by captive American Indian Manteo. Manteo was returned to his homeland as Governor, a gamble that resulted in the first English settlement in the New World. Using first-hand accounts, this book tells a story that was to have an extraordinary twist
Good luck baby owls by Giles Milton( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two baby owls eagerly await the day when they will be grown up enough for their dad to teach them to fly
When Churchill slaughtered sheep and Stalin robbed a bank : history's unknown chapters by Giles Milton( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of obscure and addictive true tales from history, Milton presents outrageously unbelievable-- yet true-- stories from history. There's the Russian scientist who attempted to produce a human-ape hybrid; the family who survived thirty-eight days at sea after their ship was destroyed by a killer whale; and Churchill ordered the test of biological weapons using sheep on a small Scottish island
Zebedee's Zoo by Giles Milton( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The animals in Zebedee's Zoo may not seem a very lively bunch, but at the end of the day, everything changes ... suddenly it's party time at the animal park! Riotous animal fun abounds in this brilliant book that begs to be read aloud time and time again
Paradise lost : Smyrna, 1922 : the destruction of a Christian city in the Islamic world by Giles Milton( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smyrna was the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire, its vast wealth created over centuries. Its factories teemed with Greeks, Armenians, Turks, and Jews--a majority Christian city unique in the Islamic world. But to the Turkish nationalists, Smyrna was a city of infidels. In the aftermath of the First World War and with the support of the Great Powers, Greece had invaded Turkey. But by the summer of 1922, as Greek troops retreated, the non-Muslim civilians of Smyrna assumed that American and European warships would intervene if the Turks entered the city. Then, on September 13, 1922, Turkish troops descended. They rampaged first through the Armenian quarter, and then throughout the rest of the city. They looted, raped, and murdered thousands. Soon, all but the Turkish quarter of the city was in flames and hundreds of thousands of refugees crowded the waterfront. The city burned for four days; more than 100,000 people were killed and millions left homeless. Based on eyewitness accounts and the memories of survivors, this book offers a vivid narrative account of one of the most vicious military catastrophes of the modern age--From publisher description
Russian roulette : a deadly game : how British spies thwarted Lenin's global plot by Giles Milton( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"RUSSIAN ROULETTE tells the story of the first global plot and the British spies who were sent to thwart it. 1917, post-Russian Revolution, an unlikely and eccentric band of British spies are smuggled into newly Soviet Russia to thwart Lenin's plan to destroy British rule in India, as a precursor to toppling the democracies of the West. The spies, under Mansfield Cumming, were the unsung founders of the present-day MI6. The Soviet plot was breathtaking in scale: its aim was to destroy British rule in India, as a precursor to toppling the democracies of the West. It was to bring together two deadly forces - Soviet revolutionaries and Islamic jihadis - to form a highly toxic threat. Unbeknownst to Moscow, a small band of British spies had been secretly smuggled into Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 revolution. They were an unlikely group of men: self taught and highly educated. Their boss was endearingly eccentric. Mansfield Cumming was a monocled, one-legged sea captain with a passion for secret inks and homemade explosives. Cumming gave his agents free range to do whatever they wanted once they were inside Soviet Russia: 'Just don't get yourself killed, ' was his only injunction. Over the course of the next three years, his spies would be involved in murder, deception and duplicity on a grand scale. Living in disguise - and constantly switching identities - they would infiltrate Soviet commissariats, the Red Army and Cheka (secret police), and would come within a whisker of assassinating Lenin. The pinnacle of their achievement was to unmask Lenin's plan for global revolution. It would reach its denouement in the Central Asian city of Tashkent. Lenin's global plot would be spectacularly unravelled. Britain's spies proved brilliantly successful in saving the Western world from catastrophe. They found a wholly new way in which to deal with enemies, one that relied on espionage and dirty tricks rather than warfare. As such, they were the unsung founders of today's modern, highly professional secret services and, in their way, inspiration for fictional heroes to follow, from James Bond to Jason Bourne. RUSSIAN ROULETTE draws on little known records from India Political Intelligence that have only recently been released into the public domain, including rare duplicated copies of reports from MI6's closed archives."--Publisher's description
According to Arnold by Giles Milton( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Arnold Trevellyan - charismatic, exuberant and somewhat strange. His love of mushrooms is matched only by a passion for Flora, his wife of twelve years. One day, while searching for mushrooms, Arnold makes a wondrous discovery that will turn his world upside down. He abandons Flora and heads to the South Pacific where he finds himself marrying the queen of a remote tropical island. But all is not as it seems in Arnold's idyllic realm. In a series of cassettes to his oldest friend, he reveals he is trapped in an international conspiracy in which mushrooms hold the key to life or death
The riddle and the knight : in search of Sir John Mandeville, the world's greatest traveler by Giles Milton( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe. Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight, is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures provided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his claims were largely discredited by academics. Giles Milton set off in the footsteps of Mandeville, in order to test his amazing claims, and to restore Mandeville to his rightful place in the literature of exploration. "Erudite, witty and adventurous" (The Mail on Sunday), The Riddle and the Knight is a brilliant piece of detective work
White gold : the forgotten story of North Africa's European slaves by Giles Milton( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samurai William by Giles Milton( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samurai Williams is a fascinating story of the first Englishman to visit the lands of Japan, written by the bestselling historian and author Giles Milton. In the spring of 1611, London's merchants received an intriguing and wholly unexpected letter. Written by an English mariner named William Adams, it revealed that he had been living in the unknown land of Japan for more than a decade. Seven adventurers were sent to Japan with orders to find Adams. When they finally stepped ashore, they were astonished to discover that William Adams had gone native. These men, led by Adams, found themselves in a desperate battle for their lives - hounded by scheming Jesuit monks and fearsome Dutch assassins. What happened next would change forever Japan's relations with the west
 
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Big Chief Elizabeth : the adventures and fate of the First English Colonists in America
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Giles Milton British writer and historian

Giles Milton Brits journalist

Milton, Giles

מילטון, ג׳יילס

מילטון, ג׳יילס סופר בריטי

گیلز میلتون

가일스 밀턴

밀턴, 가일스 1966-

밀턴, 자일스 1966-

ジャイルズ・ミルトン

ミルトン, ジャイルズ

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Big Chief Elizabeth : the adventures and fate of the First English Colonists in AmericaWhite gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and Islam's one million white slavesEdward Trencom's nose : a novel of history, dark intrigue, and cheeseCall me gorgeous!Samurai William : the adventurer who unlocked JapanWolfram : the boy who went to warThe boy who went to war : the story of a reluctant German soldier in WWIIBig Chief Elizabeth : how England's adventurers gambled and won the New World