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The First Moderns by William R. Everdell
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The First Moderns covers maths, physics, genetics, painting, poetry, fiction, drama and more. It is quite technical. Well told. One thing missing from learning history in school was connections. You learned one thing, then another but the two were ne ...more
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The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey
"An entry into the genre of books-about-famous-men-from-the-point-of-view-of-women-in-their-lives.
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