Praise for Giles Milton "The Riddle and the Knight" "Witty, entertaining and intellectually stimulating" --Donna Marchetti, "The Plain Dealer" "[A] dandy, at times sparkling piece of literary sleuthing." --Peter Lewis, "San Francisco Chronicle" "Nathaniel's Nutmeg " "Giles Milton's exciting account of the dangerous voyages, bizarre transactions and desperate battles of the Spice Wars makes today's drug trade look like a church bazaar." --Leo Carey, "The Washington Post" "Giles Milton rivals Evan Connell in his ability to tell a good story. . . A rousing historical romp." --Kevin Baker, "The New York Times Book Review" "Big Chief Elizabeth " "Exceptionally pungent, amusing and accessible...[Big Chief Elizabeth] yields an entertaining, richly informative look at the past."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times" "Just as novelist Michael Crichton took us back vividly to medieval France in his 1999 action thriller "Timeline," so Giles Milton propels us to the brutal environs of the first English colonies in North America in his new history...Milton's well-researched book is popular history at its finest."--Chris Patsilelis, "Houston Chronicle"