Press & Interviews
Geting reviewed is nice, but an article in the old hometown newspaper, that's beyond sweet.
A novelistic biography makes Machiavelli into a Renaissance Zelig. He cracks Leonardo's code! He listens to Michelangelo kvetch!
Nov. 11, 2013 6:50 p.m. ET
“Machiavelli is more suited than most great thinkers for the novelistic treatment he receives in Joseph Markulin's "Machiavelli: A Renaissance Life.”
“Mr. Markulin's "novel" really encompasses three genres in one: a political history of Tuscany during the High Renaissance, a depiction of the rhythms of daily life during that same period through the story of one man, and a bildungsroman featuring a world-famous thinker as its protagonist.”
“. . . it is frequently delightful.”
“. . . all the ingenious plot twists . . . “
Wall Street Journal review
Excerpted above. So you don't have to have a paid subscription to read it.
Historical Novels Review
Machiavelli is a doorstop of a book. . . playful but inciteful.
Interview with Bill Jaker of WSKG
In which it is revealed that Machiavelli is actually kind of a nice guy.
On WIOX's Mind Your Business with Glen Pedersen and Bonnie Mitchell. Glen says my book is better than Dan Brown!
My first review!
And still my favorite. No this isn't my best friend from grade school, a former colleague, an ex-student and I didn't write it myself. I have no idea who this guy is, but I'm pleased. Please note the picture of his dog posing with a copy of Machiavelli.