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This is a well researched and well written book. 3 stars does not sound like a particularly high score, but, that is not because of its quality but because, as much of a character... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David H. Eisenberg
For many years we agree or disagree about Cagliostro. Who was for real we will never learn, that s my opinion of course. Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by Kindle Customer
This zippy biography of Count Cagliostro is packed with incident and yet is simply a retelling of his life. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by S. Smith-Peter
I really appreciate How Iain McCalman gathered the historical facts and made them into one poetic synthesis of Cagliostro's life. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by Rainbow6
I wasnt overly impressed with this book and thought it could have been simpler in the different cities that the alchemist visited. I found myself skimming thru at some points.Published on November 21, 2008 by William D. Tompkins
This is a well written and fascinating book as others have said. Be aware that the Kindle edition does not include the illustrations. Read morePublished on October 10, 2008 by Opinionated
During the latter part of the 18th century, Giuseppe Balsamo, a.k.a Count Cagliostro, toured Europe as a Freemason/magician/alchemist, who transmuted metals, healed the sick,... Read morePublished on February 1, 2008 by C. K. Marks
If this book were a historical novel--say by someone like Gary Jennings--you'd say the author had gone so far overboard in piling up incidents that he strained credulity. Read morePublished on April 25, 2005 by Orrin C. Judd
What a surprising book The Last Alchemist was for me. I really did not know what to expect, but I do know once I started, I was completely intrigued with the life that Count... Read morePublished on May 18, 2004 by XKAL