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Milton, Giles

Overview
Works: 85 works in 347 publications in 12 languages and 12,021 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous stories  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: HD9211.N883, B
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Most widely held works about Giles Milton
 
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 )
50 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,854 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
Samurai William : the Englishman who opened Japan by Giles Milton( Book )
28 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1611, the merchants of London's East India Company received a mysterious letter from Japan, written several years previously by a marooned English mariner named William Adams. Foreigners had been denied access to Japan for centuries, yet Adams had been living in this unknown land for years. He had risen to the highest levels in the ruling shogun's court, taken a Japanese name, and was now offering his services as adviser and interpreter. Seven adventurers were sent to Japan with orders to find and befriend Adams, in the belief that he held the key to exploiting the opulent riches of this forbidden land. Their arrival was to prove a momentous event in the history of Japan and the shogun suddenly found himself facing a stark choice: to expel the foreigners and continue with his policy of isolation, or to open his country to the world. For more than a decade the English, helped by Adams, were to attempt trade with the shogun, but confounded by a culture so different from their own, and hounded by scheming Jesuit monks and fearsome Dutch assassins, they found themselves in a desperate battle for their lives. Samurai William is the fascinating story of a clash of two cultures, and of the enormous impact one Westerner had on the opening of the East
Big Chief Elizabeth : the adventures and fate of the First English Colonists in America by Giles Milton( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,256 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 )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 847 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 )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 683 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
Paradise lost : Smyrna, 1922 : the destruction of a Christian city in the Islamic world by Giles Milton( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 601 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
Call me gorgeous! by Giles Milton( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 484 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
White gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's one million European slaves by Giles Milton( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beretningen om 1 blandt mange hvide slaver taget tilfange af marokkanske korsarer, Thomas Pellow, der overlevede fangenskabet og slaveriet og vendte tilbage til England for at berette sin historie, og om korsarernes endelige bekæmpelse
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 419 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
Wolfram : the boy who went to war by Giles Milton( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 368 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
Big Chief Elizabeth : how England's adventurers gambled and won the New World by Giles Milton( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 354 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
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 344 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
Paradise lost : Smyrna 1922 - the destruction of Islam's city of tolerance by Giles Milton( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 315 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
Zebedee's Zoo by Giles Milton( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 242 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
Good luck baby owls by Giles Milton( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 239 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
Russian roulette : a deadly game : how British spies thwarted Lenin's global plot by Giles Milton( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
According to Arnold : a novel of love and mushrooms by Giles Milton( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 200 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 )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 141 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 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paradise lost by Giles Milton( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Milton, Giles
מילטון, ג׳יילס
ミルトン, ジャイルズ
Languages
English (176)
German (11)
Italian (9)
Spanish (8)
French (7)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (3)
Hebrew (2)
Danish (1)
Polish (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Czech (1)
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