Author(s): Hugh Thomas
Originally published: London, England: Allen Lane, 2014.
Hugh Thomas is the author of many histories, including The Golden Empire; Rivers of Gold, a New York Times Notable Book; The Spanish Civil War, for which he won the Somerset Maugham Award; and A History of the World, for which he won the Arts Council Prize for History. He has also received the Calvo Serer prize in Spain and the Boccacio and Nonino prizes in Italy and was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and a lord in England. Lord Thomas was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge, and the Sorbonne. He lives in London.