This is the thrilling story of Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, the first European artist to journey to what is now the continental United States with the express purpose of recording its wonders in pencil and paint.
This book tells the story of an 17th-century, 18-inch-tall man who was companion to Queen Henrietta Maria of England, had killed a man in duel, was captured by pirates, and lived much of his life in slavery.
Victoria Woodhull, billed as a clairvoyant and magnetic healer, was spiritual and financial advisor to Commodore Vanderbilt, was the first woman to address a joint session of Congress, fiercely believed that women should have sexual equality with men, and was the first woman to run for president.
Eustace Conway left his comfortable suburban home at the age of seventeen to move into the Appalachian Mountains, where for the last twenty years he has lived, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he trapped and living off the land.
Joseph Needham, a biochemist from Cambridge University, after falling in love with a Chinese student, traveled to China to discover its secrets. He ultimately wrote the 17-volume Science and Civilisation in China, a history of invention and technology.