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The measure of a man
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Livres modernes

Malvaldi, Marco

The measure of a man / Marco Malvaldi ; translated from the italian by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor

New York : Europa editions, copyr. 2019

Résumé: October 1493. Florence is still mourning the death of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Columbus’ ships have only recently reached the New World. The modern financial system has just come into being thanks to the adoption of the letter of credit. Meanwhile, Milan is experiencing a renaissance under the leadership of Ludovico il Moro. In those years, people wandering the environs of Milan’s Castle or along the Navigli canals often encounter a strange man in his forties, dressed in long pink robes, his expression calm, like someone lost in his own thoughts. The man lives above his workshop with his mother and a mischievous little boy whom he dotes on; he doesn’t eat meat, writes from right to left, and struggles to get paid by his employers. His name is Leonardo da Vinci. His fame extends beyond the Alps, to the French court of Charles VIII, whose envoys have been tasked with a secret mission that concerns Leonardo himself. It is rumored that the Italian inventor keeps his most daring designs—including perhaps the project for an invincible mechanical knight—in a notebook hidden under his robes, close to the heart. When a man is found dead in the Castle’s courtyard, il Moro turns to Da Vinci for help. Five hundred years after Leonardo’s death, Marco Malvaldi combines literature, science, history, and mystery to bring back to life one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance.

Palace council
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Livres modernes

Carter, Stephen L.

Palace council / Stephen L. Carter

London : Vintage Books, 2009

Résumé: In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting in Martha’s Vineyard, and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, rising literary star Eddie Wesley leaves a party to celebrate the engagement between two members of the black aristocracy and discovers the body of one of those men. The murdered man had an unusual gold cross gripped between his hands and Eddie is determined to find out why he was killed and what the cross signifies. But then Eddie’s beloved sister Junie becomes entangled in an underground movement known as Jewel Agony and vanishes; is her disappearance connected to the conspiracy to control the President of the United States?