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  1. Michelangelo


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    Professor Wallace’s biography has been called “the most important re-assessment of Michelangelo in more than one hundred years. Not since Irving Stone’s novel The Agony and the Ecstasy…

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    • Marilyn Monroe


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      A photograph of a dreamy-eyed Marilyn Monroe among a group of Hollywood starlets captures vividly the description of herself in My Story, the autobiography she collaborated on with screenwriter Ben…

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      • And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut, A Life


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        And So It Goes is the culmination of five years of research and writing—the first-ever biography of the life of Kurt Vonnegut, author of the now-classic Slaughterhouse Five: Vonnegut’s…

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        • J.E.B. Stuart, the Bold Dragoon


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          James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart was the most famous Confederate cavalryman of the Civil War — and one of its most dashing figures. Born in Virginia and educated at West Point, he…

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          • Columbus, the Four Voyages


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            Christopher Columbus, said a New York Times reviewer of Laurence Bergreen’s biography, was a “terribly interesting man — brilliant, audacious, volatile, paranoid, narcissistic, ruthless…

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            • The Pacific Admirals of World War II


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              Only four men in American history have been accorded the five-star rank of Fleet Admiral. Interacting with one another over four decades, Chester W. Nimitz, William F. Halsey, Jr., William D. Leahy,…

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              • James I. Robertson’s “The Untold Civil War”


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                Professor Robertson spoke previously as part of the Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series on Stonewall Jackson. He returns to UMW to discuss the daily lives of the Civil War soldiers. That topic is…

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                • Madness and Greatness


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                  According to Dr. Ghaemi, “Most of our heroes are seen as superheroes. We don’t really know the human beings who were Lincoln and Churchill and King and Gandhi, or even Hitler. They are…

                • Madam C.J. Walker— African-American Entrepreneur


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                  Born into a former-slave family in 1867, Sarah Breedlove transformed herself into Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur who built her empire developing hair products for black women. After the bloody…

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                  • Julius Caesar


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                    More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar is still one of the great figures of history. He is best known as the general who conquered the Gauls and overthrew the Roman Republic,…

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                    • Juliette Gordon Low, the Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts


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                      Juliette Gordon Low spent several years searching for something useful to do with her life. Her search ended in 1911, when she met retired British officer Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy…

                    • Abraham Lincoln


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                      Certainly one of the greatest of all American lives, Abraham Lincoln has been the subject of more historical inquiry than any figure in the nation’s history. Almost 150 years after his death,…

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