The Hinge of the World by Richard N. Goodwin
In Which Professor Galileo Galilei, Chief Mathematician and Philosopher to His Serene Highness the Grand Duke of Tuscany, and His Holiness Urban VIII

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A drama about the confrontation between two great men who changed history. The focus of the book centers around the epic struggle between the great Tuscan Galileo and his arch-opponent and one-time-friend, Pope Urban VIII--now prince of a church threatened by Galileo's new science. In this surprising, original, and thought-provoking work, we see the forces that doomed Galileo and vindicated the Pope's authority, but weakened it in the end.
 

About Richard N. Goodwin

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Goodwin has served in the White House, worked in polictics, practiced law and written several books.
 
Published June 1, 1998 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 209 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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