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Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern has lectured in philosophy and mathematics and is a Somerset Maugham Prize–winning novelist. He is the author of two series—Philosophers in 90 Minutes and The Big Idea: Scientists Who Changed the WorldNapoleon in Egypt, and the Sunday Times bestseller The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance. He lives in London.

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The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
Written by Paul Strathern
Bantam | Trade Paperback | February 2011
$18.00/(Canada) | 978-0-553-38614-1 (0-553-38614-X)

Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Cesare Borgia—three iconic figures whose intersecting lives provide the basis for this astonishing work of narrative history. They could not have been more different, and they would meet only for a short time in 1502, but the events that transpired when they did would significantly... Read more






The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
Written by Paul Strathern
Bantam | Hardcover | September 2009
$30.00/(Canada) | 978-0-553-80752-3 (0-553-80752-8)

The Renaissance was a child of many fathers—none more important than the three iconic figures whose intersecting lives provide the basis for this astonishing work of narrative history: Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Cesar Borgia. Each could not have been more different. They would meet only for a short time... Read more






Napoleon in Egypt
Written by Paul Strathern
Bantam | Trade Paperback | September 2009
$18.00/(Canada) | 978-0-553-38524-3 (0-553-38524-0)

In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte, only twenty-eight, set sail for Egypt with 335 ships, 40,000 soldiers, and a collection of scholars, artists, and scientists to establish an eastern empire. He saw himself as a liberator, freeing the Egyptians from oppression. But Napoleon wasn’t the first—nor the last—who tragically misunderstood Muslim culture. Marching... Read more





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