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Michael Harrington

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Michael Harrington has a wide-ranging background in the social sciences and the arts. He has earned advanced degrees in economics, finance and political science and has worked in the securities and venture capital industries as an investment portfolio manager and financial analyst. In more recent years he has taught political science as a lecturer at the University of California and worked as a research fellow and public policy analyst, conducting studies for several policy thinktanks.

His writings and research on political and economic issues have won several national awards and his opinions and comments have been published in a wide variety of national media journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, BusinessWeek, the Fina
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Average rating: 3.68 · 116 ratings · 22 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
The City of Man: A Trilogy
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Saving Mona Lisa
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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In God We Trust: A Novel of...
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The City of Man: Inferno
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The City of Man: Purgatorio
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The City of Man: Paradiso
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Common Cents: A Citizen's S...
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How about Wall Street reform? Obama likes to pose as a people-versus-the-powerful crusader, but he staffed his administration with friends of the big banks. Unsurprisingly, that has enormously influenced policy.


David Skeel, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, writes about the framework that would eventually become t...

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Saving Mona Lisa by Michael  Harrington
"This historical fiction novel about the workshop of Leonardo da Vinci was an enjoyable, fairly quick read. I found interesting the novel's perspective (told from the POV of one of Leonardo's apprentices), and the various events from Leonardo's car..." Read more of this review »
Saving Mona Lisa by Michael  Harrington
"A very engaging read in the 1st person voice of a young Italian nobleman who is a student of the great maestro, Leonardo da Vinci in his latter years, as he works on consolidating his legacy, including the fabulous Mona Lisa. Also a kind of coming..." Read more of this review »
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"This is NOT a story about the theft of the Mona Losa with action in Argentina and Paris as stated by another reviewer. This story takes place in the early 16th century in the last years of Leonardo da Vinci's life, and is narrated by one of his st..." Read more of this review »
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“The more you gaze into her eyes, the more you will see what you want, what is actually inside your heart. And then she will suddenly vanish and you will wonder how you lost her. So you must close the door on your emotions. Eros is not a painter and he often spoils our work.”
Michael Harrington, Saving Mona Lisa

“Also, remember, temptations of the heart are the most dangerous but, if we want to truly live, it’s a danger we must embrace.”
Michael Harrington, Saving Mona Lisa

“I will reveal one secret,” said the maestro. “The depth will be even more enhanced when I build up many more layers of transparent glaze. The effect one gets is of three dimensions instead of two.”
Michael Harrington, Saving Mona Lisa

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.”
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Discourses

“The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuous in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.”
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“There is in the garden a plant which one ought to leave dry, although most people water it. It is the weed called Envy.”
Cosimo de' Medici

“Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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Judi Davidson Michael Harrington's books are always interesting -- sometimes controversial (but that's good!) and well researched. I learned a lot about Leonardo in "Saving Mona Lisa" -- fascinating.
"In God We Trust" gave me an insightful view of government and a good story too


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