The author’s astute understanding of the material has provided the book with a fresh take on a man that so much has been written about. Mr. Robert’s understanding of the times and personalities helped him convey that information in a clear, concise manner which kept this book relatively short (considering Napoleon’s notoriety and achievements).
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The name Voltaire, which the author started using in 1718, is an anagram of "AROVET LI," the Latinized spelling of Arouet and the initial letters of "le jeune" ("the young"). Many saw the adoption of the name, which followed his incarceration at the Bastille, as a formal separation from his family and past.
I saw this wonderful infographic on http://visual.ly/who-taller-character-or-actor-who-played-them and thought it was very cool. While I'm not a big fan of fantasy books, I am a big fan of the movies. I tried to read fantasy books, I simply don't "get" them (I tried to read Lord of the Rings about 4 times the past two decades, never […]
e protagonist of the book, an art dealer named Giovanni Fabrizzi, finds an old painting of an Italian Count that starts talking to him. The picture tells Giovanni that it was painted by famed artist Sandro Botticelli and its history from the 15th Century to the 20th Century when it was stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis.
Another wonderful infographic from www.lovereading.co.uk, books which are considered classics were banned by well meaning simpletons.
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I recently saw this inforgaphic (vol. 2 coming soon) from www.lovereading.co.uk, very cool and actually frightening to think that these books would be banned.
Mrs. Lindgren created her most famous character, Pippi Longstocking, after the birth of her daughter Karin to ease her time when she was sick.
About: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith is an engaging novel which is thought provoking with an interesting premise. This is Mr. Smith’s debut novel. 384 pages Publisher: Atria Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1476730539 My rating for Forty Acres — 4 Buy this book from in paper or electronic format* Thoughts: Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith […]