Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
One of America’s foremost historians looks at the state of American democracy and the influence of the Catholic Church.
The ideal introduction and companion to Adams’s “massive and magisterial” history of the administrations of Jefferson and Madison, presenting an indelible picture of America’s startling rise to world power.