Review: The Island at the Center of the World

Editorial Review - - Robert Finn

The jacket copy for this fascinating book nowhere describes author Russell Shorto as a professional historian. True, he has written two other books on subjects dealing with the past (the historical Jesus and the relationship of psychiatry to religion), but his blurb writers conspicuously avoid the "H" word. Just as well. He writes sprightly, almost novelistic prose and he is indeed a man with a ... Read full review

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