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Cyrus the Great

by Jeff Fleischer

For myriad reasons, King Cyrus II, founder of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, is one of the most compelling figures of ancient history. Stephen Dando-Collins’s expert biography, "Cyrus the Great", combines ancient and modern sources for... Read More

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King of the World

by Kristine Morris

France’s Louis XIV, known as “The Sun King,” has long been an enigma. On the one hand, he was visionary, practical, and probably the greatest patron of the arts the world has ever known. On the other, he was ruthless, vain,... Read More

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The Heart

by Kristine Morris

Marc Petitjean grew up with Frida Kahlo’s disturbing painting “The Heart” hanging in his living room. As a child, he was terrified of the image of a huge bleeding heart lying in the sand, with its handless woman pierced by a metal... Read More

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A. Rodin

by Peter Dabbene

Eddy Simon’s smart, entertaining graphic biography of the renowned sculptor and artist Auguste Rodin begins with Rodin’s childhood and his first steps toward sculpture, shaping dough at the side of his mother. His adult life is shown... Read More

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