Biographies

War Doctor

David Nott, a consultant surgeon based in London, has worked for periods in the most harrowing battle zones of our times: Sarajevo, Gaza, Syria, Sierra Leone and Libya. This book is a very personal and...

Before the Dawn

Israel Zolli was educated in Judaism, and became the great rabbi of Rome. But the figure of Christ, another Jew, also made way in his mind and heart. After a deep, complex and difficult inner process, when...

The Long Loneliness

This is the autobiography of an extraordinary American woman who chronicles her bohemian lifestyle, her involvement in socialist groups, her conversion to Catholicism in 1927, and the beginning of her...

Portrait of John Paul II

The book narrates various events in the life of Pope John Paul II during his first 10 years of pontificate, that is, until 1988, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It does not pretend to be either a...

Cardinal Richelieu

This is a brief general-interest biography of Cardinal Richelieu, now dated, perhaps, but very informative. The author was English but he deals respectfully with the Catholic Church, even with the...

No shortcuts to the top

An autobiographical book, written by an American climber and mountaineer, who finds this passion at the age of eighteen, after reading some stories of climbing in the Himalayas. He tells how he set himself...