A review by jonahbarnes
Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment by James R. Gaines


This was a breezy, but not skimpy, read on history. This is a book that takes storytelling and applies it to historical narrative and Gaines does a fine job. If you are interested in the intersection between the clash of worldviews around the time of the Enlightenment, then this book would serve you well, or if you are interested in Bach or Frederick the Great, pick it up and enjoy.