Renaissance

Sovereigns of the Sea: The Quest to Build the Perfect Renaissance Battleship

By Angus Konstam - Published 2008

Genres:

NauticalNonfiction

The large and heavily armed “ship of the line” or “battleship” played a central role in naval history from early times to the ...Read Review

The Medici Seal

By Theresa Breslin - Published 2007

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Italy 1502. A young gypsy boy, fleeing from a brigand, is rescued by Leonardo da Vinci, and becomes part of his household. He calls ...Read Review

Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo De’Medici

By Miles J. Unger - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Few time periods in the European past are as captivating as the Renaissance, and few characters from this world are as fascinating as ...Read Review

Isabella De’ Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess

By Caroline P. Murphy - Published 2008

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Nonfiction

Charming, amusing, intelligent and immensely wealthy, the beautiful Isabella de’ Medici strutted her stuff centre stage as an indulged star of the most ...Read Review

Painter in a Savage Land

By Miles Harvey - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book is subtitled The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America. Jacques LeMoyne de Morgues sailed for the New ...Read Review

The Enchantress of Florence

By Salman Rushdie - Published 2008

Genres:

FantasyLiterary

Wearing a multicolored leather coat, a Florentine traveler arrives at the emperor of India’s court armed with magic tricks, a secret, and ...Read Review

The Messiah

By Marek Halter - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureBiographical FictionMilitary

Author Marek Halter was born in Warsaw and at age five crawled with his family through the sewers to escape the Nazi extermination ...Read Review

Immortal

By Traci L. Slatton - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureFantasy

Traci L. Slatton’s highly inventive and lush debut novel follows Luca Bastardo across the 14th and 15th centuries in his search for ...Read Review

Out of the Storm: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther

By Derek Wilson - Published 2007Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

  It is a testament to the enduring legacy of Martin Luther than biographies of this 500-year-old figure continue to debate strongly over ...Read Review

The Jewel Trader of Pegu

By Jeffery Hantover - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureInspirational

In the 1590s, news reached Italy of the source of Asia’s outstanding jewels. Sailors’ tales were backed by samples, and so Abraham, ...Read Review