STEREO TYPE

"NO HISTORY I'VE READ IN YEARS PLACES YOU SO DEEPLY INSIDE A PIECE OF THE PAST."

National Geographic Adventure

New York Times  best-seller

 I’m probably in love with my subject just a bit too much. I read history at Cambridge and went on to complete a PhD back in 1990. Since then I’ve enjoyed an eclectic career as a journalist, magazine publisher and author, in the course of which I’ve written five heavily-researched books – Tulipomania, Batavia’s Graveyard, Thug, Satan’s Circus and The First Family. I've also run the Smithsonian's history blog.

 

Oh, and I live in London with my wife and daughter in a house stuffed with something like 3,000 books – about a third of which I’ve actually read all the way through.

I don’t know why people always ask me about that, but they do. 

Mike

Dash

"Shows how history, when it is well-written and well researched, leaves today's trendy servings of fact mulched with fiction for dead."

The Australian

‘Fascinating and immensely readable.’
Times Literary Supplement
"Mike Dash has carved a fine place for himself among historians of the hauntingly bizarre."
Andrew Roberts
‘Storming narrative grounded in historical and political detail… the thrillerish pace is kept up throughout.’
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