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The thrilling stories of 101 men and women who have left an indelible imprint on the annals of human achievement and courage.

 

101World Heroes is bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore’s selection of the ultimate heroes and heroines of world history. Warriors and empresses, statesmen and spies, prophets and conquerors rub shoulders with scientists and poets, explorers and artists, philosophers and actresses across three millennia. Some are very familiar, some have been unjustly neglected. From Alexander the Great to Churchill, from Muhammad to Mozart, from Buddha to Byron, from Aristotle to Elvis, from Joan of Arc to Anne Frank and from Hannibal to Hemingway, they are united not just by the courage, selflessness and genius of their deeds but by their timeless legacies.

The adventures of these heroic lives are recorded in a sequence of elegant, entertaining and informative biographies. Each is accompanied by a short essay revealing fascinating–and sometimes bizarre–aspects of the times in which they lived. Thus the pharaoh Rameses the Great divulges the truth about ancient Egyptian royal marriage, Queen Elizabeth I unlocks her cosmetics cabinet, Galileo recounts the history of the telescope, Tchaikovsky tells of the creation of the ballerina, Admiral Nelson reveals how the guns of Trafalgar fired and Marshal Zhukov shows us round the T-34 tank that won the Second World War. Embellished with a sumptuous array of paintings, photographs and diagrams, and dotted with thought provoking quotations from the heroes’ writings or speeches, 101World Heroes offers the reader a matchless collection of lives to wonder at and stories to tell our children.

Written by a prize-winning historian of the younger generation, handsomely designed and beautifully illustrated–101World Heroes is truly a gift book for all seasons and all ages. It is a treasure-chest of unforgettable characters, lives and facts that everyone should know.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435105096
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a historian and writer. Born in 1965, he read history at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. Catherine the Great & Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson, Duff Cooper, and Marsh Biography Prizes. Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the 2004 British Book Awards. His latest book, Young Stalin, is its prequel and companion volume. Montefiore’s books are world bestsellers, published in 28 languages. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, novelist and television presenter, he lives in London with his wife, the novelist Santa Montefiore, and their two children. He is now writing Jerusalem: the Biography, a fresh history of the Middle East.

Dan Jones is a journalist and historian. Born in 1981, Dan grew up in Oxfordshire, and conceived a love of history under the tutelage of Robin Green, perhaps the only teacher to have set lectures on the Mid-Tudor Crisis to folk guitar melodies. In 2002 Dan took a First in history from Pembroke College, Cambridge. His first book, The Peasants’ Revolt, is due for publication in 2008. His passions include Welsh rugby, English cricket and American television. He is a very amateur boxer. Dan lives in London.

Claudia Renton was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School and Trinity College, Oxford, from where she graduated with a First in Modern History. As an actress she has appeared on stage with the RSC and at the Royal National Theatre, and on television for the BBC and ITV. She is also currently working on a biography of the Wyndham Sisters, to be published by Quercus.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

    Borderline charlatanic

    I was drawn to the flashy title of this book when looking for something inspirational for my two teenager nephews. However, I was astonished by the author's utterly provincial perspective on "world" history and his seemingly confused definition of "hero".

    I love Elvis and Tchaikovsky. But they are less than substantial by my definition of "heroes" as defined by the author who also lists in this book other historic figures, such as Alexander the Great, Elizabeth I of England, and Napoleon, as "heroes". The author seems to be unable to deal with universally unambiguous definition of "hero" but to strike a sensationalistic pose on those unworthy instead.

    The subtitle of this book is "Great Men and Women who changed world History". Here we also got Jane Austin, Tchaikovsky, Anne Frank, and Florence Nightingale amongst the author's list of names who "changed world history". No one will doubt those picks indeed made some contributions in the history of humanity, claiming that they "changed the world history" is absolutely stretching their significance.

    Secondly, at least 85% of the "101 Heroes" listed are unsurprisingly Europeans who "changed the world history". I don't follow the author's geopolitical direction on World History. Furthermore, I question the author's intellectual qualification about World History when his brain comfortably resides in his Euro-centric "world" history. To many who have read just a few more books on World History outside the author's Euro-centric "world" history, undoubtedly more than half of the names in the book will have to come down replaced by non-Europeans.

    In conclusion, other than the catchy title, this book has killed many trees but still has little to offer to the intellectual development of anyone. Given the interesting idea this book presented, I do hope that in not too long of time, a prudent serious scholar in the fields of World History will pick up this idea and write a book about heroes who indeed changed the World History from true World's perspectives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2011

    Extremely disappointed

    I was extremely disappointed with this book. This does not represent or include most of the real "heroes" that changed the world. This book even left out Christopher Columbus, who changed and mapped half of the world. But it does include people even they did interesting things, they by no means changed the direction of the world at all, such as Hemingway, Mandela, Elvis, Picasso, and others. The book is very biased and very socialist/lefty oriented. Then, after reading the author biography I finally understood the reason why, since the author is a fan of Stalin and Marx. This books does not represent the real history of the world, not the real heroes, but a biased opinion of the author, which has a lot left to desire. I returned the book.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    101 World Heroes is awesome.

    I love reading about people who have made a difference in the world. What I like most is this book is people from Socrates era to today are highlighted in the book. Pictures and illustrations of many of the people and their lives are also included. This book lets you learn about the person and not just the one time in their life they were in the public's eye. This book is really good for discussions. You can read about several people and then discuss how they affected the world today. If you enjoy learning about people and who they are, 101 World Heroes is a must read book.

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    Posted September 5, 2009

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