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Calamities, Catastrophes and Cock Ups: The Ten Absolutely Worst Years in History

Derek Wilson

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General & world history

From the Mongol Invasion of Persia, through the Siege of Leningrad, to the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, in this brilliantly vivid, entertaining book, Derek Wilson picks the ten very worst years in world history, describing a catalogue of calamities, catastrophes and cock-ups that will make you hair curl.

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Derek Wilson

DEREK WILSON is a renowned Tudor historian. A graduate of Peterhouse, Cambridge, he has written over 50 critically acclaimed books including A Brief History of the Circumnavigators, and The Uncrowned Kings of England, as well as recent biographies of Charlemagne and Holbein.

He is a writer and presenter for radio and television and is also the founder of the Cambridge History festival. He lives in North Devon. Visit his website: www.derekwilson.com

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