Historian Catherine Fletcher tells the fascinating story of Alessandro de' Medici, the first Duke of Florence and arguably the first person of African descent to rule a European state.
Posts on February 2017
from Lost in the Stacks
While the start of the 2017 college football season is still a long way off, you can binge on the glorious and fascinating history of Michigan Football year round by visiting the library. The Hatcher and Shapiro Libraries have enough books about Bo Schembechler, the Big House, and our famous football rivalries to satisfy even the strongest appetite for gridiron history.
This historical novel tells the story of the brilliant Renaissance artist Fra Filippo Lippi and Lucrezia Buti, the woman who inspired him.
The Value of the Dollar is an interesting collection of historical information on topics ranging from the prices of different goods, the wages made by people in different jobs, and other measures of the value of the dollar over time.
Part parody, part horror story, all taking place in an IKEA-like big box home goods store.