The world's most celebrated, brilliant, despicable, and memorable characters are the stars of this fifth and final installment of the New York Times best-selling Intellectual Devotional series. Like its compulsively readable predecessors, The Intellectual Devotional: Biographies offers a year's worth of knowledge, one page for each day of the week.
On Monday, you might learn that Queen Elizabeth I was pursued by many suitors during her reign as England's monarch; on Wednesday, that Alexander Graham Bell invented one of the first metal detectors in an effort to locate the bullet that killed President Garfield; and on Friday, that Mississippi native Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier Williams III, acquired his unusual moniker as a college nickname. Along the way you will meet hundreds of other legendary authors and artists; leaders; innovators; philosophers; rebels and reformers; preachers and prophets; and villains.
Sure to please "devoted intellectuals" as well as newcomers to this absorbing series, The Intellectual Devotional: Biographies takes you into the lives, loves, accomplishments, and vices of 365 people who have left an indelible mark on the world.
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Published May 11, 2010
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment.