Books by Stephen O’Shea

Toronto-born author and journalist Stephen O’Shea moved to France in the early 1980s. There, he took up journalism, shortly after completing postgraduate degrees in politics at the Université de Paris 1 (Pantheon–Sorbonne) and the prestigious Institut d’E


THE ALPS by Stephen O’Shea
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Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"This spirited jaunt into the peaks of Europe may inspire readers to pack their bags."
A tour through the Alps reveals history, geology, anthropology, and local customs. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"O'Shea's thorough research and effortless writing exposes the political and economic side of the inquisition and its irreversible damage to the Catholic Church."
A Franciscan Brother stands up to the inquisition in Southern France, and the inquisition backs down! Read full book review >
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Released: June 13, 2006

"An engaging glimpse into the events that shaped the Mediterranean basin as we know it today."
Gripping account of Christianity and Islam's first tortured millennium of combat and coexistence. Read full book review >
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Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Find a real historian if you want to read about the Cathars, and tune into the nightly news if you want to know about religious persecution today. In trying to tell us something about both, O'Shea winds up telling us nothing about either."
O'Shea's (Back to the Front, 1997) tendentious study of medieval France. Read full book review >
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Released: June 1, 1997

"A tellingly detailed account of a trek through yesteryear's killing fields, which unites past with present in affectingly evocative ways and with no small measure of art. (maps)"
A Canadian journalist who has walked the weary length of WW I's western front reports movingly on his experiences and more. Read full book review >