Sunday, December 4, 2011

Five top books on dangerous minds

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books on dangerous minds:
by Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Though the name Cardinal Richelieu was made most famous -- or infamous -- through Alexandre Dumas' fictional rendering of him as the power behind the Bourbon throne, the real Armand-Jean du Plessis proves a fascinatingly many-sided figure in Jean-Vincent Blanchard's new study. A ruthless supporter of his royal patron, Louis XIII, the "Red Eminence" was also a lover of literature and the theatre, and the founder of the Académie Française. A richly rewarding study of both an early student of absolute state power, and how his influence built the foundation for France's domination of seventeenth-century Europe.
Read about the other books on the list.

Writers Read: Jean-Vincent Blanchard.

My Book, The Movie: Éminence.

The Page 99 Test: Éminence.

--Marshal Zeringue