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adrienne-mayor's picture
May.20.2009
Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while for centuries poets and playwrights recited bloody, romantic tales of his victories, defeats, intrigues, concubines, and mysterious death. But until...
thomas-a-hager's picture
Jan.07.2009
A young reader's (middle school/high school) biography of Linus Pauling, the great American chemist and only winner of two unshared Nobel Prizes.