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  • Head and Heartby Garry Wills

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 17.00

    Gary Wills has won significant acclaim for his bestselling works of religion and history. Here, for the first time, he combines both disciplines in a sweeping examination of Christianity in America throughout the last 400 years. Wills argues that the struggle now?as throughout our nation?s history?is between the head and the heart, reason and emotion,... more...

  • The Rosaryby Garry Wills

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    In an age when self -help methods abound and meditation is a common prescriptive, Garry Wills-one of the most respected writers on religious topics today-offers an extraordinary journey through one of the oldest aids to spiritual contemplation. Drawing together history and readings from scripture, Wills explains the beads on the rosary and the moments... more...

  • Outside Looking Inby Garry Wills

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95

    A captivating memoir from the incomparable Garry Wills, "one of the country's most distinguished intellectuals" ( The New York Times Book Review ) Illuminating and provocative, Outside Looking In is a compelling chronicle of an original thinker at work in remarkable times. With his dazzling style and journalist's eye for detail, Garry Wills... more...

  • Bomb Powerby Garry Wills

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 16.00

    A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy. In Bomb Power , bestselling author Garry Wills presents a blistering critique of excessive executive power and official secrecy, drawing a direct line from the Manhattan Project to the usurpations of George W. Bush. He reveals how the atomic... more...

  • Augustine's "Confessions"by 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    "Riveting . . . a double-barreled salvo that hits two bull's-eyes." ? The New York Times Book Review This dazzling study of the three operas that Giuseppe Verdi adapted from Shakespeare's plays takes readers on a wonderfully engaging journey through opera, music, literature, history, and the nature of genius. Verdi's Shakespeare explores the... 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...