Jul 15, 2008 — In his new novel, The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie blends history and fantasy to recount the tale of a lost princess. The lavish epic spans multiple decades and continents.
Sep 8, 2007 — The man who lent his name to the American continents was thought to be an intrepid explorer in the league of Christopher Columbus and Vasco de Gama. But a new book portrays Amerigo Vespucci as little more than a con man with a wild imagination. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto talks about his book, Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America.