Review of Renaissance Profiles by J.H. Plumb

Renaissance Profiles (Harper torchbooks. The Academy library) - J.H. Plumb

This was a tough short book to get through.  It is a series of essays on important figures from Renaissance Italy.  The essays were generally vague, random, and never had a focus on a particular aspect of its subject.  There was no introduction or reason for the particular order of the essays.  Often, I found that if I didn't have a knowledge background for a particular figure, I was completely lost as to what the author was talking about.  I felt like I did get a decent impression of what Renaissance Italy looked like, but there are certainly better books out there that I could have read.