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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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Devotion

by Patti Smith Yale University Press
Pub Date:
09/2018
ISBN:
9780300240221
Format:
Pb+ 120 pages

A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic - its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist...

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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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Inadvertent

by Karl Ove Knausgaard Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9780300221510
Format:
Hbk 104 pages

The second book in the Why I Write series provides generous insight into the creative process of the award-winning Norwegian novelist...

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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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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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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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Peggy Guggenheim: The Shock of the Modern

by Francine Prose Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2016
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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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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Brutus: The Noble Conspirator

by Kathryn Tempest Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780300180091
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

A compelling new portrait of Marcus Brutus delves behind the ancient evidence to set aside the myths that surround the ancient...

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Jane Austen: A Brief Life

by Fiona Stafford Yale University Press
Pub Date:
07/2017
ISBN:
9780300232219
Format:
Pbk 184 pages

Every devoted reader feels that, in some way, they know Jane Austen. But how can we make sense of her extraordinary achievements?...

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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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CEO, China: The Rise of Xi Jinping

by Kerry Brown I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9781784538774
Format:
Pb+ 288 pages

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful...

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Collector: The Story of Sergei Shchukin and his Lost Masterpieces

by Natalia Semenova and Andre Delocque Yale University Press
Pub Date:
08/2018
ISBN:
9780300234770
Format:
Hbk 304 pages

Sergei Shchukin was a highly successful textiles merchant in the latter half of the nineteenth century, but he also had a great...

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