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  • Papal Sinby Garry Wills

    The Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 17.99

    "The truth, we are told, will make us free.   It is time to free Catholics, lay as well as clerical, from the structures of deceit that are our subtle modern form of papal sin.  Paler, subtler, less dramatic than the sins castigated by Orcagna or Dante, these are the quiet sins of intellectual betrayal." --from the Introduction From Pulitzer Prize-winning... more...

  • Chestertonby Garry Wills

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Part of a literary circle that included H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Hillaire Belloc, and Max Beerbohm, G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote essays of social criticism for contemporary journals, literary criticism (including notable books on Browning, Dickens, and Shaw), and works of theology and religious argument, but may have been best known... more...

  • Confessionsby Garry Wills

    Penguin Publishing Group 1961; US$ 16.00

    Garry Wills is an exceptionally gifted translator and one of our finest writers on religion. His bestselling Penguin Lives biography, Saint Augustine , received widespread and glowing reviews, many of which noted his masterful translations of the famed fourth- century bishop's works. Now, reading with fresh, keen eyes, Wills applies his unparalleled... more...

  • Mr. Jefferson's Universityby Garry Wills

    National Geographic Society 2007; US$ 10.95

    In the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed hardcover, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Wills explores Thomas Jefferson's final and favorite achievement, the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia is one of America's greatest architectural treasures and one of Thomas Jefferson's proudest achievements. At his... more...

  • Augustine's "Confessions": A Biographyby Garry Wills

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    In this brief and incisive book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the story of the Confessions --what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been misread in the one-and-a-half millennia since it was composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions... more...

  • Certain Trumpetsby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.99

    Booklist ) narrative by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills examines what constitutes meaningful leadership, and why it is so essential to society. What makes a leader? How do we identify effective leadership, and how should?and shouldn?t?that power be used? In Certain Trumpets , Garry Wills presents portraits of eminent leaders including... more...

  • Verdi's Shakespeareby Garry Wills

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    ?Wonderfully illuminating. This book is the product of a lifetime of listening and watching?.No lover of Verdi?or Shakespeare, for that matter?will want to miss it.?? Opera News  ?Riveting?a double-barreled salvo that hits two bull?s-eyes. Shakespeare scholarship is one of the world?s thriving industries, with no factories but worldwide workshops.... more...

  • Font of Lifeby Garry Wills

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 20.99

    No two men were more influential in the early Church than Ambrose, the powerful Bishop of Milan, and Augustine, the philosopher from provincial Africa who would write The Confessions and The City of God. Different in background, they were also extraordinarily different in personality. In Font of Life, Garry Wills explores the remarkable moment when... more...

  • Font of Lifeby Garry Wills

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    One of the most important religious sites in the world is largely hidden and rarely visited. It lies under the piazza in front of Milan's cathedral, and was uncovered by archaeologists only after World War II. It is part of the foundations of a fourth century cathedral from the time of Bishop Ambrose, the most powerful figure in the Christian West... more...

  • Why Priests?by Garry Wills

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    A NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER Praise for Why Priests? by Garry Wills :   ?Wills draws on his expertise in classical languages and his wide reading in ecclesiastical history to argue that the Catholic/Orthodox priesthood has been one long mistake.? ? The Washington Post ?Wills sets out to persuade his fellow-Catholics that the priesthood is... more...