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Sacred Causes
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Michael Burleigh is the author of Earthly Powers, Sacred Causes, and The Third Reich: A New History, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. He is married and lives in London.

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A clever, honest and often funny analysis of the confrontation throughout the 20th century between religion and politics. --The Economist"
A fascinating chronicle. --The Wall Street Journal"
A magnificent history of the 20th century. . . . A terrifically entertaining book. --Dominic Sandbrook, The Daily Telegraph"
Beautifully written, fearlessly outspoken, full of superb portraits of heroes and monsters, Sacred Causes is an exuberant tour-de-force. --Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Evening Standard"
Brilliant. . . . A powerful indictment of our uneasy times. --JG Ballard, The Observer"
Burleigh has a talent, reminiscent of Paul Johnson, for digging up long-forgotten historical episodes. --The American Conservative"
Burleigh s book is epic in its range refreshingly unjudgemental. . . . This brilliant book proves that history has no end. --Simon Heffer, The Literary Review"
Burleigh s study of secular hubris may well be judged to be the most significant work of history published this decade. --Alex Butterworth, The Observer"
Compelling. . . . For all his acerbity, this author remains a humane presence throughout his book. --Noel Malcolm, The Sunday Telegraph"
Dazzling. . . . A rewarding example of intellectual history. --Publishers Weekly"
History is rarely rendered in such thrilling breadth, with such wit or with such terrible topicality. --Rod Liddle, The Spectator"
Impressive. . . . Burleigh s book deserves the widest possible readership. --Max Hastings, The Sunday Times"
It is a tribute to Mr. Burleigh s intellectual passion that . . . he manages to challenge and enlighten. --Adam Kirsch, The New York Sun"
Michael Burleigh s Sacred Causes is one of the most important books of the decade. --Amanda Foreman, The Observer"
Michael Burleigh writes well about the woolly, messianic religiosity of Nazism in particular. --Tony Judt, The New York Times Book Review"
Sacred Causes is most useful where it uncovers the hidden roots of 20th-century totalitarianism. --John Gray, The Guardian"
Wonderful. . . . Sacred Causes is a challenging history book with the power to scandalise its readers. --The Financial Times"
"A clever, honest and often funny analysis of the confrontation throughout the 20th century between religion and politics."--The Economist
"A fascinating chronicle."--The Wall Street Journal
"A magnificent history of the 20th century. . . . A terrifically entertaining book."--Dominic Sandbrook, The Daily Telegraph
"Beautifully written, fearlessly outspoken, full of superb portraits of heroes and monsters, Sacred Causes is an exuberant tour-de-force."--Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Evening Standard
"Brilliant. . . . A powerful indictment of our uneasy times."--JG Ballard, The Observer
"Burleigh has a talent, reminiscent of Paul Johnson, for digging up long-forgotten historical episodes."--The American Conservative
"Burleigh's book is epic in its range...refreshingly unjudgemental. . . . This brilliant book proves that history has no end."--Simon Heffer, The Literary Review
"Burleigh's study of secular hubris may well be judged to be the most significant work of history published this decade."--Alex Butterworth, The Observer
"Compelling. . . . For all his acerbity, this author remains a humane presence throughout his book."--Noel Malcolm, The Sunday Telegraph
"Dazzling. . . . A rewarding example of intellectual history."--Publishers Weekly
"History is rarely rendered in such thrilling breadth, with such wit or with such terrible topicality."--Rod Liddle, The Spectator
"Impressive. . . . Burleigh's book deserves the widest possible readership."--Max Hastings, The Sunday Times
"It is a tribute to Mr. Burleigh's intellectual passion that . . . he manages to challenge and enlighten."--Adam Kirsch, The New York Sun
"Michael Burleigh writes well about the woolly, messianic religiosity of Nazism in particular."--Tony Judt, The New York Times Book Review
"Michael Burleigh's Sacred Causes is one of the most important books of the decade."--Amanda Foreman, The Observer
"Sacred Causes is most useful where it uncovers the hidden roots of 20th-century totalitarianism."--John Gray, The Guardian
"Wonderful. . . . Sacred Causes is a challenging history book with the power to scandalise its readers."--The Financial Times
"A fascinating chronicle." -- The Wall Street Journal
"Burleigh's book is epic in its range.refreshingly unjudgemental. . . . This brilliant book proves that history has no end." -- Simon Heffer, The Literary Review

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