Famous for quotes such as "We must cultivate our garden," and "If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we will find something new," Voltaire, the philosophe, felt the cold acutely. And helped inform HOW we think today? This is a comprehensive, impeccably indexed and footnoted biography of this seminal man. The binding is only reasonable, there is one page loose but hey, it's just a map! And there are lots of words to compensate. Otherwise it is in Very Good Nick. One of the lovely things about this book is that it has a price tag in Euros (normally I remove these, but I love to think of the distance this book may have travelled.
Profile Books UK
First published 2010, this is a revised paperback edition from 2012.