Archive - June 6, 2012

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Review of Toby Lester's DaVinci's Ghost
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Kevin Lowther on Blog Talk Radio This Thursday

Review of Toby Lester's DaVinci's Ghost

Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image by Toby Lester (Yemen 1988–90) Free Press $26.99 (hardback), $16.99 (Kindle) 230 pages 2012 Reviewed by Richard Lipez (Ethiopia 1962–64) TOBY LESTER’S DELIGHTFUL BOOK about Leonardo da Vinci reminds me of my mother-in-law. Barbara Wheaton is both a renowned professional food historian and an accomplished amateur art historian who, on a recent family trip to Paris, told the rest of us in her clear-headed and often witty way everything we needed to know about everything we saw, heard or tasted, but never more than we wanted to know. Like Barbara, Toby Lester is the best kind of traveling companion, especially when visiting places we’ve probably been to before, like Paris, or in Lester’s case ancient Rome and Renaissance Italy. Who would have thought that surprises about these places were still in store, or that there . . .

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Kevin Lowther on Blog Talk Radio This Thursday

Kevin Lowther’s (Sierra Leone 1963-65)  will be interviewed on Blog Talk Radio, Thursday, June 7 at 9 pm EST. The subject will be his book, The African American Odyssey of John Kizell. The host is Bernice Bennett of “Research at the National Archives and Beyond.” The link is below. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett/2012/06/08/the-african-american-odyssey-of-john-kizell–kevin-lowther#. Tune In!

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