Tales of Titans, by award-winning author Rich DiSilvio, brings great historical figures to life with concise yet compelling essays, coupled with engaging narratives that enlighten readers to their miraculous deeds, and misdeeds, that have significantly shaped Western civilization.
This handsomely illustrated series offers readers brief biographical overviews and cogent analysis, while the quasi-fictional scenarios transport readers into a fascinating past, whereby putting flesh on the bones of several titans and offering glimpses into their hearts, minds, and actions.
Even those less inclined to read history will be drawn into DiSilvio's rich narratives that read like novelettes. Yet these engaging tales are constructed from actual events and are infused with original quotes that prove to be both humanizing and instructional. Meanwhile the essays offer unique factoids and perspectives that broaden understanding.
Tales of Titans, Vol. I features: Augustus & Livia, Vespasian & Titus, Hadrian, Constantine, Dante, Brunelleschi, Columbus, Vespucci, King Ferdinand, Pope Alexander VI & Cesare Borgia, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Excellent concept. DiSilvio gives us not just concise biographical info but also brief scenarios for many that give us a perceptive flavor of each titan. Also contains some interesting analysis and plenty to mull over. A great and very unique read.
A 5 Stars series!
If you want to learn about early history and its people, these are the books for you. Interesting biographies about why these people are remembered. Highly recommended!
DiSilvio has a knack, even a heartfelt desire, it seems, to carry the reader into the time and space of the stories he creates and he has accomplished that feat once again in Tales of Titans.
He carefully crafts words and weaves them into cogent sentences that lead to emotionally thrilling adventures in whatever he writes. This work, as the title implies, carries the reader into an era that spans from Augustus to Leonardo and the stories inspire a desire to dig deeper into history and understand its implications for our modern world.
I warmly recommend this thought-provoking book to anybody who is seeking a walk down history lane.