Latest Publication

Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius

Simon & Schuster, November 2016

The definitive biography of the impoverished child, abandoned by his parents, who became the famous writer, notorious libertine, and self-invented genius whose name still resonates today: Giacomo Casanova. Today, “Casanova” is a synonym for “great lover,” yet the real story of this remarkable figure is little known.

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Author Appearances

November 17, 2016
Featured speaker at the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Council Literary Series Dinner.

December 5, 2016
Casanova talk at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College.

February 13, 2017
Casanova talk at the Mid-Manhattan Library.

June 18 – June 24, 2017
Kenyon Summer Seminar at the Kenyon Institute – The Age of Discovery: A Never-Ending Quest. Laurence Bergreen teaches this one week course on the age of discovery. Registration required.


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    Watch excerpts from Bergreen’s keynote speech at NASA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.