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Garry Wills

Garry Wills

·3.94·15,892 Ratings
“ Nothing in nature is unbeautiful. ” ― Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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  • Christian Science

    ·3.71·128 Ratings
    An amusing assault on Christian Science's more extravagant claims to cure illness and on founder Mary Baker Eddy's obfuscating writing style.
  • James Madison

    ·3.81·1,273 Ratings
    A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father.Renowned historian and social commentator Garry Wills takes a fresh look at the life of James Madison, from his rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation of the Artic
  • Saint Augustine

    ·3.57·245 Ratings
    Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills brings the same fresh scholarship, lively prose, and critical appreciation that characterize his well-known books on religion and American history to this outstanding biography of one of the most influential Christian phi
  • Under God

    ·3.61·80 Ratings
    In Under God, Garry Wills, one of our liveliest and most eminent political observers, moves through the tapestry of American history, illuminating the instances where American politics and American religion have collided.Beginning with the 1988 presidenti
  • What Paul Meant

    ·3.67·501 Ratings
    A brilliant synthesis of the Apostle Paul's thought and influence, written by a ?foremost Catholic intellectual? ("Chicago Tribune") All through history, Christians have debated Paul's influence on the church. Though revered, Paul has also been a stone o
  • Henry Adams and the Making of America

    ·3.81·86 Ratings
    One of our greatest historians offers a surprising new view of the greatest historian of the nineteenth century, Henry Adams.Wills showcases Henry Adams's little-known but seminal study of the early United States and elicits from it fresh insights on the
  • What Jesus Meant

    ·3.9·837 Ratings
  • Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

    ·3.94·149 Ratings
    From one of America's foremost historians, Inventing America compares Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the final, accepted version, thereby challenging many long-cherished assumptions about both the man and the doc
  • Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America

    ·4.13·6,443 Ratings
    In a masterly work, Garry Wills shows how Lincoln reached back to the Declaration of Independence to write the greatest speech in the nation’s history.The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Addres
  • Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire

    ·3.73·116 Ratings
    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, carniv
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