A World Lit Only by Fire by William Manchester
The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

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William Manchester's A World Lit Only by Fire is the preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages.
 

About William Manchester

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William Manchester was a hugely successful popular historian and biographer whose books include The Last Lion, Volumes 1 and 2, Goodbye Darkness, A World Lit Only by Fire, The Glory and the Dream, The Arms of Krupp, American Caesar, The Death of the President, and assorted works of journalism.
 
Published June 1, 1993 by Back Bay Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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The book Manchester could have written is glimpsed briefly only in the last quarter here, when he transforms Ferdinand Magellan into a paradigm of the tragic hero he celebrated in his works on JFK, Douglas MacArthur, and Churchill.

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Using only secondary sources, Manchester plunges readers into the medieval mind-set in a captivating, marvelously vivid popular history that humanizes the tumultuous span from the Dark Ages to the dawn of the Renaissance.

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Manchester's marvelously vivid popular history humanizes the tumultuous span from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance.

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