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The Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story

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The arcanum--the recipe to make gold--was mankind's legendary quest since the Age of Reason. By the early 18th century, however, porcelain began to ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story

Overall customer rating: 3.000
Robert C

Great service

by Robert C on Nov 1, 2012

Wonderful book in like new condition, which I gave as a gift to a appreciative friend.

pamela1717

Disappointing; abandoned

by pamela1717 on Jun 17, 2009

This book had received rave reviews on a blog site discussing top non-fiction reads. Sadly, I can't return the favor. I found myself skimming too often to retain the events/facts of the story. Although touted by the blogger "reads like a novel" the writing style wasn't one I found appealing--the style was a little too "educational British" for me which is not my taste at all. I also felt the author spent too much time on one area and then would skip over things that really needed details or clarification. I gave it the 100+ page try and then abandoned it.

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