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Books  >>  History

James R. Gaines

Evening in the Palace of Reason

James R. Gaines Evening In The Palace Of Reason Bach Meets Frederick The Great In The Age Of Enli
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Johann Sebastian Bach created what may be the most celestial and profound body of music in history; Frederick the Great built the colossus we now know as Germany, and along with it a template for modern warfare. Their fleeting encounter in 1757 signals a unique moment in history where belief collided with the cold certainty of reason. Set at the tipping point between the ancient and modern world, Evening in the Palace of Reason captures the tumult of the eighteenth century, the legacy of the Reformation, and the birth of the Enlightenment in this extraordinary tale of two men.

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“A book-length romp that is less like a B-Minor Mass than an Italian opera…Wonderful.”

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“A moving portrait...Gaines has a deep understanding of music and an infectious zeal for narrative history.”

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“An eloquent and fascinating study, highly debatable at points yet all the more stimulating for that…Accessible and entertaining.”

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“Articulate, well-informed and rigorous…Gaines makes this dauntingly technical subject accessible.”

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“Evening in the Palace of Reason has given me enormous pleasure and instruction.”

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“Filled with sensible speculation and insights, Gaines’ books is a model for humanities writing.”

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“First rate...[Gaines] writes superbly and makes us feel at home with things that would have sounded arcane otherwise.”

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“Gaines elegantly sketches parallel biographies of the two protagonists....His enthusiasm is infectious.”

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“Gaines maps sweeping cultural history with dazzling virtuosity…You won’t find a more lucid and engaging guide.”

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“Gaines writes very accessibly…A marvelous story that will captivate the classical music audience.”

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“Gaines writes with admirable erudition…No author could want a more promising pair of antagonists.”

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“Highly entertaining… Lovers of music, European history, and Western philosophy will find this book an enormous pleasure.”

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“History winningly told , with the immediacy of a great novel...Gaines paints a whole age with the skill of Tuchman.”

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“Impossible to put down when one is dancing, swerving, stumbling through [the] extraordinary brilliance…a wonderfully engaging tale.”

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“Intelligent, stylish, wryly witty, serious yet never solemn, and above all passionate in its celebration of a great composer.”

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“James Gaines writes with great beauty and intelligence…an exciting saga that brings the turmoil of the Enlightenment alive.”

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“Lively…with a delicious cast of characters…Gaines shows himself a deft writer.”


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