An engaging account of the political and technical challanges Brunelleschi faced building the first major dome of the Renaissance, and still largest masonry dome in the world after more than 500 years.
This is a very small and short book. It's an acceptable introduction to the subject, but doesn't include floor plans, and the photos seldom capture the noted important features of the homes. Overall, it's unsatisfying.
An amazing reintroduction to the 3 people who ended the cold war. Each was dismissed before taking the reins of power. Each overcame the failed liberalism of the '60s and stagflation, pessimism, and cultural surrender of the '70s to free the world from the shackles of European Communism.