When editor Katherine Tegen visited with us last month she was very enthusiastic about Laura Elliott's new book, Da Vinci's Tiger, based on the painting: Leonardo's Ginevra de'Benci. Laura will be speaking about her book at the National Gallery of Art,the home of the painting, the only da Vinci permanently housed in the Americas. Join her Sunday Nov 8 at 2 p.m. and learn about this young, beautiful, witty subject an what inspired Laura to write the book.
Narrated in a factual tone, with just the right breaths to keep listeners riveted, the story reveals the process of inventing the world's most destructive weapon. The team of geniuses who developed and completed this device comes alive in this suspenseful story that will appeal to all ages.
While American scientists hidden in the desert worked feverishly on a secret project, enemy spies infiltrated the highest, most secure levels of government. Both sides during World War II tried to sabotage the enemy’s progress toward making a deadly weapon that would ensure victory. Backmatter further enhances the strong text.