Search Results: "David I. Kertzer"


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THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA by David I. Kertzer
NON-FICTION
Released: May 18, 1997

"A moving, dramatic study of the clash between the sacred and the secular."
A dramatic and heart-wrenching tale that reveals a great deal about the battle between conservative and progressive forces in mid-19th-century Europe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Kertzer is unflinching and relentless in his exposure of the Vatican's shocking actions."
More deeply troubling revelations around Vatican collaboration with evil. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2001

"On firmer ground than John Cornwell's error-plagued Hitler's Pope, and far better written, Kertzer's study is nonetheless likely to be challenged."
A careful examination of the role of the Catholic Church in persecution, pogroms, and, eventually, the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2008

"Microhistorian Kertzer extracts every known fact to illuminate this sad case as a footnote to Italy's wider social history."
History of a medical-malpractice lawsuit in Italy during the last decade of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2004

"An insightful airing of dirty cassocks within papal politics, from a masterful, controversial scholar."
Contrary to the history books, the Middle Ages didn't end with the Renaissance in Italy. They lasted until September 20, 1870, when "Europe's last theocratic government was ended." Read full book review >

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Snapshots from my Uneventful Life by David I. Aboulafia
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2015

"The funny bits in this Everyman's true-life stories will remind readers to look on the bright side of life."
Debut author Aboulafia highlights absurd and memorable events from his life in humorous autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"One of the better highbrow studies of pop Americana. (Eight photographs and three linecuts.)"
Two academicians tune in to TV Guide and assess how well everyone's favorite boob-tube digest, which boasts the highest circulation in publishing history (about 20 million copies sold weekly), has tuned in to America. Read full book review >