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Eminent Lives


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Thomas Jefferson: Author of America
Thomas Jefferson: Author of America
by Christopher Hitchens
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In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and... (read more)

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Beethoven: The Universal Composer (Eminent Lives)
Beethoven: The Universal Composer (Eminent Lives)
by Edmund Morris
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“Brilliant....This book is a perfect marriage—or should one say, duet—of subject and author, every word as masterly as the notes of the artist it illuminates.” — Christopher Buckley, Forbes “This is not... (read more)

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Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code
by Matt Ridley
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Ridley traces Crick's life from middle-class mediocrity through his leap into biology at the age of 31 and his co-discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.... (read more)

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George Washington: The Founding Father (Eminent Lives)
George Washington: The Founding Father (Eminent Lives)
by Paul Johnson
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Washington is seen as one of the most important authors of the Constitution, in addition to his pivotal leadership of the Revolutionary War and a magisterial executive in the formative years of the new United States. He was a moderate man of few words... (read more)

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Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero (Eminent Lives)
Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero (Eminent Lives)
by Michael Korda
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One of the first two volumes in Harper’ s Eminent Lives series, Korda brings his acclaimed storytelling talents to the life of Ulysses S. Grant - a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of... (read more)

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Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles (Eminent Lives)
Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles (Eminent Lives)
by Francine Prose
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Francine Prose's life of Caravaggio evokes the genius of this great artist through a brilliant reading of his paintings. Caravaggio defied the aesthetic conventions of his time; his use of ordinary people, realistically portrayed—street boys... (read more)

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George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker (Eminent Lives)
George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker (Eminent Lives)
by Robert Gottlieb
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Written by the gifted author, editor, and dance critic Robert Gottlieb, George Balanchine describes the life and art of the celebrated, revolutionary ballet choreographer. Here is a necessary and singular look at the life of one of the great figures of... (read more)

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