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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Catherine de Medici

Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France
Leonie Frieda
Call Number
DC119.8 .F74 2003b
2nd Floor Humanities
Book Review
I was inspired to read this after binge-watching "Reign" on TV. It is always entertaining to see just how far a writer will go in adapting history. This book gave proof to the great dimensions of dramatic license. As an historical read, it was just a bit tedious as the detail is quite extensive - both  worthy and overdone at the same time. It is readable and includes some lovely images as well, but does seem to drag a bit at times. Obviously well researched, I did enjoy it overall. And King Henri did get a lance in the eye. What luck!
Submitted By
Judy Richonne
Department or Major
War & Society
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