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Fire from Heaven
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"Once again, wonderful, rich depiction of Alexander's life as a boy. Every moment with him (particularly the scenes with Hephaistion) demands to be savoured. All the relationships are richly observed and seem true enough to history (which I learn on Wikipedia)." Aug 05, 2014 08:41AM

 
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Isabella Chen Isabella Chen said: "A colleague recommended the Pomodoro technique. I tried it for a month and eventually got so stressed I broke down at work. Unfortunately, most of my work consists of highly time sensitive tasks dependent on communicating with others. I tried my best...more "

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"So far, amazing insight into renaissance Italy. Galileo's humor and personality is very well depicted, really gives a sense of who this giant in the history of mankind was..." Mar 26, 2014 04:53AM

 

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Isabella Chen is on page 185 of 374 of Fire from Heaven: Once again, wonderful, rich depiction of Alexander's life as a boy. Every moment with him (particularly the scenes with Hephaistion) demands to be savoured. All the relationships are richly observed and seem true enough to history (which I learn on Wikipedia).
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Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
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Desert Queen by Janet Wallach
Desert Queen
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The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
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I picked this book up after watching Oliver Stone's Alexander, which I found out was based on Mary Renault's version of the historical figure. Bagoas in the movie was an intriguing and captivating character. Unfortunately so little was shown of him I...more
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“The greatest artist does not have any concept
Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain
Within its excess, though only
A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.”
Michelangelo, I Sonetti Di Michelangelo: The 78 Sonnets of Michelangelo with Verse Translation

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