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CHRONICLE From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer
comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations
with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
A distinctive portrait of the crescendo moment in American
history from the Pulitzer-winning American historian, Joseph
The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events
in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen
colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British
Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to
cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle.
From one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works,
a step-by-step, practical program for women to achieve greater
health, energy, and lasting happiness by harnessing the power of
the female brain.
For the first time, bestselling author and brain expert Dr.
“As March gave way to April in the spring of 2005 and the
world kept vigil outside the apostolic palace in Rome, the
pontificate of Pope John Paul II, then drawing to a poignant end,
was already being described as one of the most consequential in two
millennia of Christian history.
It was the most radical human-breeding experiment in American
history, and no one knew how it turned out. The Repository for
Germinal Choice–nicknamed the Nobel Prize sperm
bank–opened to notorious fanfare in 1980, and for two
decades, women flocked to it from all over the country to choose a
sperm donor from its roster of Nobel-laureate scientists,
mathematical prodigies, successful businessmen, and star athletes.