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Sinister, mysterious, credited with vast influence and great wealth... who was this man who evoked such fierce passions that he was branded the 'Merchant of Death', a man who had risen from obscure origins in Asia Minor to control a worldwide empire? His trade was arms, anything that fired, floated, submerged and - later - flew. His life spanned the muzzle-loading musket and the prototype Spitfire.
About the Author
Anthony Allfrey was born in London and educated in America, England and France. He is the author of Man of Arms: The Life and Legend of Sir Basil Zaharoff, and a contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography.