William Adams writes a letter from Japan to England in 1611. It reveals a quite extraordinary story: Samurai William.
Coming soon from the author of the one million hits
history blog, Surviving History...
Four e-books: Fascinating Footnotes from History.
To be published, September 2014
WHEN HITLER TOOK COCAINE
To be published, November 2014
WHEN STALIN ROBBED A BANK
From The Bookseller:
'John Murray is to publish four e-books by author Giles Milton, based on his Surviving History blog, which shares “fascinating footnotes from history”.
The titles, which will be released in a “bumper” paperback edition in 2016, will help to “expand” Milton’s brand, and they will contain stories from the blog and unseen material. The first e-book, When Hitler Took Cocaine, will be available in September 2014, with the second, When Stalin Robbed a Bank, released in November. Two more e-books will be published in 2015.
Publisher Roland Philipps acquired world rights to the books from Georgia Garrett at Rogers, Coleridge and White.
Milton has previously written books including Nathaniel’s Nutmeg(Sceptre), about English adventurer Nathaniel Courthope. He will releaseThe Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare in 2016.
Philipps said: “From Nathaniel’s Nutmeg on, Giles has proved himself a consummate storyteller with a solid historical foundation. His blog stories have reinforced that and we are delighted to publish these four books of fascinating (and often amusing) nuggets - they are a treat.
“This is a great opportunity for one of our leading popular historians to expand his brand digitally and cross-market his titles in print - and as a precursor to his next book The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare in 2016.”