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Title:
Master of shadows : the secret diplomatic career of the painter Peter Paul Rubens
Author:
Lamster, Mark, 1969-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Nan A Talese/Doubleday, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xvi, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
The true story of how seventeenth-century Europe's most famous painter doubled as a secret agent and negotiated a peace between superpowers.
Language:
English
Contents:
Author's note -- Prologue -- A novice without experience -- Every man for himself -- The prince of painters -- A good patriot -- Thunder without lightning -- More useful than injurious -- The connecting knot -- The horrors of war -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Cast of characters -- Chronology -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Illustration credits -- Index.
ISBN:
9780385523790
Format :
Book