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PAUL STRATHERN

June 7, 2021

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    Note: Paul Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize. Also he has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University. His nonfiction books include: the Venetians; Death in Florence; The Medici; The Borgias; Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements; and Empire: A New History of the World. Strathern is best known for his two series of 39 short biographies about major philosophers and scientists: "Philosophers In 90 Minutes". He lives in England. -- Bowker Author Biography.

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Book #1
EMPIRE:
A New History of the World
by Paul Strathern.
Pegasus Books, 2020 (262 pages)
    "The book combines breathtaking scope with masterful narrative control about the ten major empires of human civilization. Strathern charts the emergence of major empires across five millennia and sheds new light on the major civilizations, from the Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty to the Aztec and Ottoman, through to the most recent and biggest empires: the British, Russo-Soviet, and American." (Paraphrased by webmaster from publisher's summary)
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Book #2
THE ARTIST, THE PHILOSOPHER,
AND THE WARRIOR:

Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia
and the World They Shaped

by Paul Strathern.
Random House, 2011 (480 pages)
    "Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Cesare Borgia are three iconic historic 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 alter each man's perceptions and the course of Western history." (From publisher's summary)
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Book #3
MENDELEYEV'S DREAM:
The Quest for the Elements
by Paul Strathern. 2001
    "From ancient philosophy through medieval alchemy to the splitting of the atom, this is the true story of the birth of chemistry and the role of one man's dream. In this elegant, erudite, and entertaining book, Paul Strathern has written a wondrous and illuminating story of humankind's quest to discover the fundamentals of chemistry, culminating in Mendeleyev's dream of the Periodic Table. In 1869 Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry. Wearied by the effort, he fell asleep at his desk. What he dreamed would fundamentally change the way we see the world." (Paraphrased by webmaster from publisher's summary and blurb)
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Book #4
SOCRATES IN 90 MINUTES
by Paul Strathern.
Ivan R. Dee, 1997 (85 pages)
    "Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Socrates' life and ideas, and explains their influence on humanity's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Socrates' work, a brief list of suggested readings for those who wish to delve deeper, and chronologies that place Socrates within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy." (From publishers summary and blurb)
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Book #1:
EMPIRE:
A New History of the World


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Book #2:
THE ARTIST, THE PHILOSOPHER,
AND THE WARRIOR

Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia
and the World They Shaped


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Book #3:
MENDELEYEV'S DREAM:
The Quest for the Elements


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Book #4:
SOCRATES IN 90 MINUTES

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