From Publishers Weekly
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Must surely rank among the most impressively intelligent biographies ever written. -- Zena Sutherland, The Economist
Stands as a model of the biographer's art: intelligent and opinionated, yet judicious--and, what's more, deliciously readable. -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times