Leonardo da Vinci

STAFF REVIEW: Deep winter is the time to stretch your reading muscles. (It worked for me several years ago with Nicholas Nickleby, trust me, a marathon that made all other books feel like strolls.) Have I got the perfect tome for you: Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson. It's true; I do love a long biography. Having read Isaacson's previous biography of Steve Jobs, I knew I could trust his exhaustive research, a sign of any good biography. But Isaacson does something else rarer to find: He writes with the assumption that you know nothing about his subject without sounding pedantic and patronizing. His specialty as a biographer is finding individuals who have lived their lives right at the intersection of art and science--people who often blur the distinction between the two. Thus his choice of Leonardo comes as no surprise. This beguiling new look at Leonardo's personal and public life, complete with many color images, will not disappoint. Recommended by Kelly

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ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

The #1 New York Times bestseller

“A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.” —The New Yorker

“Vigorous, insightful.” —The Washington Post

“A masterpiece.” —San Francisco Chronicle