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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This is the forgotten story of the million white Europeans, snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of North Africa to be sold to the highest bidder. Ignored by their own governments.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Giles Milton (Author). That White Gold merely regurgitates Pellow's "memoirs" is even more troubling because Milton enthusiastically adopts the outmoded vocabulary of the era, repeatedly referring in his book to "Christian" slaves and even "Christian" vessels being captured by "Muslim" pirates and sold to "Muslim" masters".
Giles Milton is a writer and journalist. This book, WHITE GOLD, is, simply, mesmerizing reading, as is the author's, Giles Milton's, NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG. He has contributed articles for most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications and specialises in the history of travel and exploration.
Using the firsthand testimony of a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow, Giles Milton vividly reconstructs a disturbing, little known chapter of history
Using the firsthand testimony of a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow, Giles Milton vividly reconstructs a disturbing, little known chapter of history. Pellow was bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco who was constructing an imperial pleasure palace of enormous scale and grandeur, built entirely by Christian slave labour.
Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine. When the frozen corpse of Ferris Clark is found in the Greenland ice, forensic archaeologist Jack Raven is hired to investigate. He is suspicious from the outset. In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage.
Giles Milton (born 15 January 1966) is an British writer who specialises in narrative history. He has written nine works of non-fiction, a thriller, two comic novels and three books for young children.
Dan Neill, The Observer. Extraordinary, eye-opening and most readable revelation of a dark place and shameful episode in our history. Peter Lewis, The Daily Mail. Milton has ingeniously retrieved and polished a hidden nugget from the remarkable treasure house of British history. Tim Ecott, The Guardian.
In White Gold, Giles Milton illuminates the less-well-known history of the Europeans who were captured for the north African slave markets by Barbary pirates. He asserts that there may have been one million such "white slaves" seized from Spain, France, England and even the fledgling American colonies. The "Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow" is a lens through which the wider story of the relationship between the emerging European maritime powers and the long-established sultanates of Barbary is told
Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it.