A spellbinding, rich history of the American Enlightenment--think "1776" meets "The Metaphysical Club".
Jonathan Lyons is the author of "The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization "(Bloomsbury Press 2009). He served as editor and foreign correspondent for Reuters for more than 20 years. He holds a doctorate in sociology, and has taught at George Mason University, Georgetown University, and Monash University in Australia. He lives in Washington, DC.