The Friar and the Cipher

Ebook $13.99

Feb 15, 2005 | 336 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Feb 15, 2005 | 336 Pages

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Praise for Out of the Flames

“I guarantee you won’t read a more entertaining story this season – part biography, part history, part mystery, and part plea for justice.”
– Peter Kurth, Salon

“Breezily entertaining…[Out of the Flames] gives Servetus the recognition he deserves as a martyr to the cause of free expression.”
The Miami Herald

“Engaging….Enthusiasm counts for a lot in collecting, and the Goldstones have brought their share of passion to the exercise.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Though once an influence on Voltaire, Jefferson, and Emerson, Servetus has received little attention in recent decades. This fascinating study should remedy that neglect.”

“The Goldstones offer both a portrait of an important but neglected Renaissance humanist and a testimony to the power of books to shape minds and hearts.”
Publishers Weekly

Out of the Flames is a fast-paced intellectual history that not only gives a fascinating lesson on the book trade but also skillfully navigates the crosscurrents of theology, politics, and science to give a portrait of an age when battles were waged as fiercely with books as they were with swords. A compelling literary mystery unfolds with impressive scholarship and sharp storytelling.”
– Ross King, author of Brunelleschi’s Dome

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