In a new book by Walter Isaacson, Leonardo da Vinci is described as “illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical.”
The comprehensive new biography, called simply “Leonardo da Vinci,” delves into the staggeringly inquisitive and creative giant of the Renaissance.
Isaacson, who has written acclaimed biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger, joins Chicago Tonight for a conversation.
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