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Curiosity

by Alberto Manguel Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9780300219807
Format:
Pb+ 392 pages

An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from an internationally celebrated...

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Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age

by W Bernard Carlson Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
05/2015
ISBN:
9780691165615
Format:
Pb+ 520 pages

Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century....

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Marie–Antoinette

by Helene Delalex, Alexandre Maral and Nicolas Milovanovic J. Paul Getty Museum
Pub Date:
07/2016
ISBN:
9781606064832
Format:
Hbk 216 pages

An intimate glimpse into the public and private world of one of history's most famous- and infamous-queens Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793)...

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Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man

by Tim M Berra Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2008
ISBN:
9780801891045
Format:
Hbk 144 pages

Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth (February 12, 2009), this compact biography reveals...

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Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work

by Gary Lachman Floris Books
Pub Date:
08/2007
ISBN:
9780863156182
Format:
Pbk 280 pages

Rudolf Steiner - educator, architect, artist, philosopher and agriculturalist - ranks amongst the most creative and prolific figures...

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Susan Sontag: The Complete Rolling Stone Interview

by Jonathan Cott Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780300199024
Format:
Pb+ 168 pages

“One of my oldest crusades is against the distinction between thought and feeling, which is really the basis of all anti-intellectual...

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Irina Baronova and the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo

by Victoria Tennant University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2014
ISBN:
9780226167169
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

In the 1930s and ’40s, the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo toured the United States and the world, introducing many to ballet as...

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Machiavelli: A Portrait

by Christopher S Celenza Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/2015
ISBN:
9780674416123
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

“Machiavellian” - used to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitiless - is never meant as a compliment....

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Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern

by Francine Prose Yale University Press
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9780300224290
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

One of twentieth-century America's most influential patrons of the arts, Peggy Guggenheim (1898-1979) brought to wide public attention...

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Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA

by Catherine Brady The MIT Press
Pub Date:
04/2009
ISBN:
9780262512459
Format:
Pb+ 408 pages

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn—one of Time magazine’s 100 “Most Influential People in the World” in 2007—made headlines...

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Maisky Diaries: The Wartime Revelations of Stalin's Ambassador in London

by Ivan Maisky Yale University Press
Pub Date:
07/2016
ISBN:
9780300221701
Format:
Pb+ 632 pages

The terror and purges of Stalin's Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records let alone...

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Army of the Night: Jean Moulin and the French Resistance

by Patrick Marnham Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9781784531089
Format:
Pbk 336 pages

Who was the enigmatic Jean Moulin beyond being the emblem of the French Resistance? The memory of this anti-Nazi hero, who was...

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On Elizabeth Bishop

by Colm Toibin Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9780691154114
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

In this book, novelist Colm Tóibín offers a deeply personal introduction to the work and life of one of his most important literary...

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Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

by Molly Haskell Yale University Press
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9780300186932
Format:
Hbk 248 pages

"Everything about me is in my films," Steven Spielberg has said. Taking this as a key to understanding the hugely successful...

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Bonaparte: 1769-1802

by Patrice Gueniffey Belknap Press
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9780674368354
Format:
Hbk 1024 pages

Patrice Gueniffey is the leading French historian of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic age. This book, hailed as a masterwork on...

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