"Marvelously rich and eloquent…Entertaining…Wonderfully learned and perceptive." —The New York Times Book Review
"[Schama’s] sinewy prose is everywhere enlivened by an illuminating wit and fueled by a relentless and joyful curiosity…You get the impression he will venture anywhere, intellectually speaking, in pursuit of his historical prey…He’s a scintillating guide." —The Globe and Mail
"Fascinating…A potpourri of biography, art history and much else, skillfully blended and handsomely illustrated…Insightful." —Maclean’s
From the Hardcover edition.