Books: Human History

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Publishers this week fling the following meaty biographies into the literary arena: the gorgeous Borgias, a magnificent Medici, swaggering Cyrano de Bergerac, Napoleon and his nephew, two literary Englishmen and some eminent Asians. THE INCREDIBLE BORGIAS—Klabund— Liveright ($2.50). LORENZO THE MAGNIFICENT—David Loth—Brentano ($5). Since the World War the will-to-power is represented in the two extremes of public life: 1) the proletariat; 2) the tycoons. Less effectually was the same will represented during the early summer of Western civilization with the Borgias and Medici. Remembered for his ebullient Peter the Czar, the...

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