Squeaky Hinge

Heretics and Heroes
How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Thomas Cahill
Nan A. Talese, $29.95, 368 pp.

This is a very difficult book to review because, as  Gertrude Stein famously said about Oakland, “There is no there there.” Cahill’s newest installment in his “Hinges of History” series—now six volumes with a further one planned—is a long series of vignettes organized more or less...

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