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Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues ...

Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson in The Russian Book Store No.1

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Elusive Paris by Michael Herman

Michael Herman - a well-known art historian, researcher of culture, the author of over forty books, including "Paris School" and "The Impressionists". The Elusive Paris is book about a man wandering inside the Russian culture-changing "times and spaces" of the city-dreams: the real historical characters, the heroes of books and even art, long familiar to every Russian reader, come to life here because of memory and imagination of the author.

This is not a guide and not a history of Paris. Michael Herman talks about his very personal, the perception of Paris, on the process of understanding of this amazing city, and through him on the understanding of the culture of France.

"To understand the uniqueness of Paris - writes Herman - his special role in world culture, a lot to understand. Of course, the high sky of Paris breathes freedom, even beats the smoky rusty roofs seemed to tease liberty. But life in Paris - the constant testing, this city is lenient towards the weak, it can live poor and outcast, but he does not forgive cowardice and indifference turns away from those who are not able to appreciate his gifts".

Beautifully published book includes more than 80 rare illustrations from the personal photo archives of Michael Herman and addressable to all who love France and its capital.

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