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By Richard Cohen

EISBN-13: 978-1-58836-934-5

In the grand culture of the scholar-adventurer, acclaimed writer Richard Cohen takes us world wide to light up our dating with the famous person that provides us existence. Drawing on greater than seven years of study, he studies from destinations in eighteen varied nations. As he quickly discovers, the sunlight is current everywhere—in mythology, language, faith, politics, sciences, paintings, literature, and medication, even within the ocean’s depths. For a few historical worshippers, our big name was once a guy deserted by way of his wife simply because his brightness made her weary. The early Christians appropriated the Sun’s imagery, with the move turning into a symbol of the celebrity and its rays, and the halo a version of that. Einstein helped reflect the Sun’s energy to create the atomic bomb, whereas Richard Wagner had Tristan inveigh opposed to sunlight because the enemy of romantic love. during this wonderfully illustrated quantity choked with appealing evidence, awesome myths, and remarkable anecdotes, Cohen not just explains the megastar that so conjures up us, yet indicates how multifacted our dating with it has been—and remains to be.

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Teams from across England battle it out over the winter months, culminating in this heady spectacle at Wembley Stadium – the home of English football. BRIGHTON FESTIVAL Lively three-week arts fest taking over the streets of buzzy south-coast resort Brighton (Click here) – and alongside the mainstream performances there’s a festival fringe as well. CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW The Royal Horticultural Society flower show at Chelsea (Click here) is the highlight of the gardener’s year. HAY FESTIVAL The ever-expanding ‘Woodstock of the mind’ brings an intellectual influx to booktown Hay-on-Wye (Click here).

Roman Baths The city of Bath takes its name from these famous Roman remains – a complex of bathhouses around natural thermal waters, with additions from the 17th century when restorative waters again became fashionable (Click here) Hadrian’s Wall Snaking coast-to-coast across lonely hills, this 2000-year-old fortified line once marked the northern limit of imperial Roman jurisdiction (Click here) Caerleon One of three legionary forts in Britain, with impressive remains of barracks, baths and an amphitheatre (Click here) Corinium Museum The sleepy Cotswold town of Cirencester was once Corinium, the second-largest Roman city in Britain; this excellent museum recalls those days, including beautiful mosaics (Click here) Outdoor Art Many of the great stone sculptures by well-known British artists are from, and of, the earth, so it’s fitting that we can now admire many of them in a natural setting.

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