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4.5 out of 5 on Amazon with 34 ratings
Price: $18.99
(Price last checked: 06/26/2020, 6:57 PM)

The Borgias: Power and Fortune

by Paul Strathern

by Pegasus Books (August 6, 2019)

The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice and vicious cruelty—all have been associated with their name. And yet, paradoxically, this family lived when the Renaissance was coming into its full flowering in Italy. Examples of infamy flo... (read more)

2.8 out of 5 on Amazon with 18 ratings
Price: $7.99
(Price last checked: 05/05/2020, 11:02 PM)

Aristotle in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series)

by Paul Strathern

by Ivan R. Dee (September 1, 1996)

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, t... (read more)

4.6 out of 5 on Amazon with 42 ratings
Price: $14.99
(Price last checked: 04/11/2020, 1:53 AM)

Death in Florence

by Paul Strathern

by Pegasus Books; Reprint edition (August 15, 2015)

By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de' Medici they possessed a diplomat capabl... (read more)

3.2 out of 5 on Amazon with 7 ratings
Price: $7.99
(Price last checked: 05/03/2020, 1:07 PM)

Socrates in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series)

by Paul Strathern

by Ivan R. Dee (April 1, 1997)

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, t... (read more)

4.4 out of 5 on Amazon with 20 ratings
Price: $17.99
(Price last checked: 05/04/2020, 6:44 AM)

Empire: A New History of the World

by Paul Strathern

by Pegasus Books (February 4, 2020)

Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire, where we trace back our Western and Eastern roots. Next the narrative describes how a great deal ... (read more)

4 out of 5 on Amazon with 25 ratings
Price: $0.00
(Price last checked: 04/30/2020, 7:23 PM)

The Venetians: A New History: From Marco Polo to Casanova

by Paul Strathern

by Pegasus Books (December 3, 2013)

A “useful and informative introduction” to the independent Republic of Venice—the first great economic and cultural power of the modern Western world (Booklist).  After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic of Venice enjoyed centuries ... (read more)

2.9 out of 5 on Amazon with 15 ratings
Price: $7.99
(Price last checked: 04/30/2020, 9:28 PM)

Kant in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series)

by Paul Strathern

by Ivan R. Dee; Open Market Ed edition (September 1, 1996)

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, t... (read more)

3 out of 5 on Amazon with 1 rating
Price: $6.99
(Price last checked: 05/02/2020, 1:46 PM)

Derrida in 90 Minutes: Philosophers in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minu...

by Paul Strathern

by Ivan R. Dee (November 10, 2000)

“Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one's friends to Western civilization.”—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. “Well-written, clear and informed, t... (read more)

4.6 out of 5 on Amazon with 120 ratings
Price: $14.99
(Price last checked: 04/13/2020, 1:26 AM)

The Medici

by Paul Strathern

by Pegasus Books; Reprint edition (March 15, 2016)

A dazzling history of the modest family that rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money, and ambition. Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning Paul Strathern explores the intensely drama... (read more)

5 out of 5 on Amazon with 1 rating
Price: $15.49
(Price last checked: 04/30/2020, 11:32 AM)

A Season in Abyssinia: An Impersonation of Arthur Rimbaud

by Paul Strathern

by Faber & Faber; Main edition (June 19, 2014)

Marseilles, 1891: as Arthur Rimbaud lies dying in hospital, his mind wanders fitfully - taking him back to Commune-era Paris, and the scandalous life he led with Verlaine. But, above all, he is transported to Harar, Abyssinia, where he ventured in 1880 to seek his fortune, having chucking in the d... (read more)

Price: $3.99
(Price last checked: 04/10/2020, 5:57 PM)

Kafka en 90 minutos (Spanish Edition)

by PAUL STRATHERN

by Ediciones Akal, S.A. (May 30, 2017)

A pesar de ser un eremita enclenque, indeciso e hipocondriaco, Kafka tenía una fuerza extraordinaria. Desarrolló la inquietante habilidad de observarse a sí mismo, y con él al mundo occidental, con fría objetividad y cultivó este don en sus escritos, donde fue adoptan... (read more)

Price: $3.99
(Price last checked: 04/28/2020, 10:25 PM)

DOSTOIEVSKI EN 90 MINUTOS (Spanish Edition)

by PAUL STRATHERN

by Ediciones Akal, S.A.; 1 edition (October 1, 2016)

Dostoevsky en 90 minutos presenta una instantánea brillante de la vida y la obra de este escritor dentro de su contexto histórico, y explica, de un modo claro y accesible, el significado, latrascendencia y el modo en que su obra ha transformado nuestras vidas desde entonces ... (read more)

3.3 out of 5 on Amazon with 4 ratings
Price: $3.99
(Price last checked: 04/11/2020, 1:29 PM)

One Man's War

by Paul Strathern

by Sharpe Books (March 18, 2018)

1917 Private Strang is fighting for survival in the trenches of France. As a young man he is finding it hard to adapt to a life where his sole purpose is to inflict death upon an unseen enemy. He thinks his struggles are all over when he is shot in the neck and is sent from the trenches to a field... (read more)

4.2 out of 5 on Amazon with 47 ratings
Price: $18.99
(Price last checked: 04/11/2020, 1:53 AM)

Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements

by Paul Strathern

by Pegasus Books (June 4, 2019)

In 1869 Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry. Wearied by the effort, he fell asleep at his desk. What he dreamed would fundamentally change the way we see the world.Framing this history is the life story of the nineteenth-... (read more)

Price: $3.99
(Price last checked: 04/09/2020, 3:10 PM)

Darwin y la evolucin (En 90 minutos n 36) (Spanish Edition)

by Paul Strathern

by Ediciones Akal, S.A.; 1 edition (November 27, 2015)

Darwin y la evolución constituye un brillante repaso a la vida y obra de Darwin y ofrece una explicación clara y accesible del significado y la importancia de la teoría de la evolución y de lo que implica para el mundo en que vivimos. ... (read more)

3.7 out of 5 on Amazon with 3 ratings
Price: $3.99
(Price last checked: 05/02/2020, 2:35 PM)

Derrida en 90 minutos (Filsofos en 90 minutos) (Spanish Edition)

by Paul Strathern

by Ediciones Akal, S.A.; 1 edition (January 31, 2014)

El desconstructivismo de Derrida es nada menos que un intento de destruir toda «escritura» demostrando su inevitable falsedad. El escritor escribe con una mano, pero ¿qué hace con la otra? Todo escrito, todo texto, insiste Derrida, contiene su propia agenda escondida, sus propi... (read more)

There’s no such thing as “too many books”

Have you heard of the Japanese word tsundoku? tsundoku — (n.) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piling it up together with other such unread books. As most book lovers can attest, tsundoku is a common occurrence. A book by an author we like,...

A Reader’s Guide to Traditional vs. Self-Published Books

Modern readers have what seems a never-ending selection of books to choose from, far more so than at any other time in history. With the rise of the self-publishing industry, the choices out there can be daunting. So how does the discriminant reader choose between...

The Old-School Women’s (Murder) Club

by: Emily (the great gumshoe) Hinn I’ve loved mystery books since I was a kid. I’ve read allllllll of the Nancy Drew books (and I do mean all of them, most of them twice), The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, and The Boxcar Kids. My favorites are the mystery series,...

Protect Your Books Like a Medieval Monk – With Curses

Being a scribe in the Middle Ages would have been slow, detailed, tedious work. Working every day but the sabbath, they sat silently in scriptoriums copying works in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. And beyond copying the books, they had to precisely cut parchment, make the...
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