Giles Milton is the author of many books, including the international bestsellers "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" and "Big Chief Elizabeth." His other titles include "The Riddle and the Knight: In Search of Sir John Mandeville," "Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan," and "Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War." His website is www.gilesmilton.com and he tweets @SurviveHistory. He lives in London.
"Milton has a rare ability--a talent for sifting fine pearls from faraway sands and transmuting the merely arcane into little literary gems." --Simon Winchester, Boston Globe"Impressive . . . [an] entertaining history of spectacular, often nasty derring-do by real-life secret agents." --Publishers Weekly"Giles Milton's research is impeccable and his narrative reads in part like a modern-day Robert Louis Stevenson novel." --The Times on Nathaniel's Nutmeg