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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...

  • 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"by Garry Wills

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95 US$ 18.15

    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

    This ?beautifully written and reasoned? ( 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... 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...

  • Under Godby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 26.99

    In Under God, Pulitzer Prize winner and eminent political observer Garry Wills sheds light on the frequent collision between American politics and American religion. Beginning with the 1988 presidential contest, an election that included two ministers and a senator accused of sin, award-winning author Garry Wills surveys the tapestry of American... more...

  • Lincoln at Gettysburgby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.99

    The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training, and his deep political experience went into this, his revolutionary... more...

  • Venice: Lion Cityby Garry Wills

    Washington Square Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Garry Wills's Venice: Lion City is a tour de force -- a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with... more...

  • John Wayne's Americaby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 14.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg brings his eloquence, wit, and on-target perceptions of American life and politics to this fascinating, well-drawn protrait of a twentieth-century hero. In this work of great originalitythe biography of an ideaGarry Wills shows how John Wayne came to embody Amercian values and influenced... more...