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Da Vinci's To Do List: Inside the Mind of a Genius

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Da Vinci's To Do List: Inside the Mind of a Genius
Have you ever wanted take a look inside the mind of a genius? Possibly get a glimpse into how they think and view the world? I certainly have. Fortunately for us, historian Toby Lester provides us with such an opportunity.

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