When I first read this as a young ‘un I was barely aware of who Michelangelo was and what he did. This book, although fiction, gave me much reason to be awed by the great Italian painter and sculptor. The passages where I. Stone describes Michelangelo working on the The Pieta or The David are moving and inspiring. Maybe Irving Stone indulges in melodrama – but a big life deserves a big story.
Daniel Lewis discusses and signs The Feathery Tribe
06/21/2012 7:00 pm
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Robert Ridgway, the Smithsonian Institution's first curator of birds, was one of North America's most important natural scientists. Exploring a world in which the uses of language, classification and accountability between amateurs and professionals played essential roles, Lewis offers a vivid introduction to Ridgway and shows how his work fundamentally influenced the direction of American and international ornithology.