What has driven human beings throughout history?
Philippe Gigantes served as an officer in World War II with the Royal Navy, worked as a correspondent and as a secret agent, and was captured and tortured by Communists in North Korea. He served for fifteen years in the Senate of Canada, was Assistant to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Director General in Canadian Public Service, Greek Minister of Culture in Washington DC, a professor of history and host and writer of a TV public affairs programme. He has published thirteen books. Philippe Gigantes served in World War II with Britain's Royal Navy, was a correspondent and a secret agent. He served in the Senate of Canada, was Assistant to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, professor of history and a host/writer of a TV public affairs programme.
"- 'A robust, swift, clearly written treatise.' A. C. Grayling, Financial Times - 'A lively read, focusing on personalities rather than abstract notions.' Faisal Islam, Observer - "This is a delicious book... a stroll through history that is deceptively easy to read. It will bear repeated re-reading, and deserves a wide audience." - Senator Joan Fraser, former editor-in-chief, Montreal Gazette