Michael Harrington

Biography

Michael Harrington has a wide-ranging background in the social sciences and the arts. He has earned advanced degrees in economics, finance and political science and has worked in the securities and venture capital industries as an investment portfolio manager and financial analyst. In more recent years he has taught political science as a lecturer at the University of California and worked as a research fellow and public policy analyst, conducting studies for several policy thinktanks.

His writings and research on political and economic issues have won several national awards and his opinions and letters have been published in a wide variety of national media journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, and the Los Angeles Times, among others.

On the artistic side his interests encompass music composition and performance, photography, and writing. He has composed music, written a play, taught music and designed websites for his photography and fiction writing. He enjoys a life-long fascination with the Italian Renaissance, its art, culture, and politics. He has lived and studied near Florence, e lui parla italiano abbastanza bene. His encompassing interests in society and creativity directed him toward this fascinating story of Savonarola and Machiavelli, a story that strongly resonates with the modern world.

Where to find Michael Harrington online

Twitter: @TheCityofMan
Facebook: Facebook profile

Books

The Ultimate Killer App: The Power to Create and Connect
Pre-release—available September 12, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Social networking, Nonfiction » Psychology » Creative ability
Creativity and social connection enhance our ability to survive and thrive biologically and emotionally as they help us build the relationships we crave as social beings. Creativity and sharing lead to greater happiness, satisfaction, meaning, and healthy well-being. Together, the synergy and positive feedback they create forms the basis of Ultimate Killer Apps.
The City of Man: Inferno
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In Book I: The Inferno, Fra Savonarola damns the societal decay of Florence under the rule of the Medici, first Lorenzo the Magnificent and then his son Piero. With his prophecies and charismatic preaching, Savonarola helps drive out the Medici after Lorenzo's death and Piero's downfall and foretells the coming of the Scourge of God. Machiavelli enters the story as an ambitious political operator.
The City of Man
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 200,340. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Historical » General
A Dantean trilogy of the last turbulent years of the 15th century in Renaissance Florence. Girolamo Savonarola and Niccolo Machiavelli are two fascinating and infamous characters who battle over competing visions for society. The story is driven by a dramatic sequence of events, from the fall of the Medici to the Bonfire of the Vanities, to the Trial by Fire and its dramatic conclusion.
Saving Mona Lisa
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,340. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists, Fiction » Historical » General
Saving Mona Lisa is the story of Leonardo da Vinci and two of his apprentices clashing over the ultimate fate of a painting that had achieved great renown soon after everyone thought it was finished...everyone, that is, except Leonardo.

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