Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals

Their Last Suppers: Legends of History and Their Final Meals

by Andrew Caldwell


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Meals in Edwardian times often went on for three or four hours, but the Captain had a comparatively light meal that night, partaking of the Oysters à la Russe, Filet Mignon Lili served with Pommes Anna, Calvados Glazed Duckling with Apple Sauce, and Asparagus Salad with Champagne-Saffron Vinaigrette.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740797835
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Andrew Caldwell has worked as a classical chef in Bermuda, Mexico, and the United States. He has managed a number of resorts and overseen the development of more than 40 restaurants around the globe. A keen historian, Caldwell has visited many of the sites in this book to ensure its accuracy. He resides in Orlando, Florida, and maintains an online presence at

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Handy Hints and Tips xiii

Captain Edward John Smith 1

RMS Titanic, North Atlantic April 15, 1912

Martin Luther King 13

Memphis, Tennessee April 4, 1968

Napoleon Bonaparte 21

Defeated at Waterloo, Belgium June 18, 1815

Alexander the Great 33

Babylon, Iraq June 13, 323 B.C.

Diana, Princess of Wales 45

Paris, France August 30, 1997

John F. Kennedy 53

Dallas, Texas November 22, 1963

Montezuma II, Last Aztec Emperor 63

Tenochtitlan June 30, 1520

Rasputin 73

St. Petersburg, Russia December 20, 1916

Cleopatra 85

Alexandria, Egypt August 6, 30 B.C.

Admiral Horatio Nelson 93

HMS Victory, Trafalgar, Spain October 21, 1805

Abraham Lincoln 103

Washington, D.C. April 14, 1865

Leonidas, King of Sparta 111

Thermopylae, Greece August 18, 480 B.C.

Captain Ernst Lehmann 119

The Hindenburg, Lakehurst, New Jersey May 6, 1937

Elvis Aaron Presley 131

Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee August 16, 1977

Lord Frederick Chelmsford 141

Defeated at Isandlwana, South Africa January 22, 1879

Gaius Julius Caesar 151

The Curia, Rome March 15, 44 B.C.

George Armstrong Custer 161

Little Bighorn June 25, 1876

Adolf Hitler 169

The Führerbunker, Berlin, Germany April 30, 1945

Marilyn Monroe 179

Brentwood, California August 5, 1962

Captain James Cook 191

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii February 14, 1779

John Franklin Candy 201

Durango, Mexico March 4, 1994

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