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I don't mean to pettifog, but I found his awkward sentence structure a distraction.
This is one of several volumes in the Penguin Lives Series, each of which written by a distinguished author in her or his own right.
Nuland gives a good overview of his life in an interesting and intriguing style of writing.
Nuland’s biography covers the life of da Vinci in a short concise manner. In this regard he briefly covers da Vinci’s childhood, adulthood, and old age including his illegitimate... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Collins
I chose this rating because, although the book is interesting, it has so much detail as to other people and places, that sometimes I forget it's about Leonardo. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Lisa J. Potts
Most of the book focuses on whether the author agrees with other authors' ideas about da Vinci. My husband was wanting a book which focused on da Vinci, the man. Read morePublished 20 months ago by email@example.com
The author spends far too much time explaining negatives, and not enough about Leonardo. I bought this because it was published by Penguin. Read morePublished 21 months ago by GDMF
Good but not as I expected so it didn't convince me much although I liked the biography of him thanksPublished 22 months ago by Juan Camio Uribe
Leonardo was the prototypical "Renaissance Man," a fact that renders him remarkably difficult for any one biographer to encapsulate fully. Read morePublished on August 19, 2007 by Diego Banducci
Armed with a limited understanding of da Vinci's paintings, scientific research and anatomical studies, I picked up this book hoping to gather a better understanding of Leonardo's... Read morePublished on April 30, 2007 by Ninjaba
There can be little doubt that Leonardo da Vinci was a man of great intellect and skill. His impact upon society, however, has not been great. Read morePublished on October 27, 2006 by Andrew Desmond