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A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the New England Society Book Award, and a New York Times best-seller.
Winner of the 1998 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the year's best book on American history, named in 2005 by the New York Public Library one of the 50 "most memorable" books of the preceding 50 years. A New York Times best-seller.
Winner of the 2005 Keck Award from the National Academies of Science for the year's outstanding book on science or medicine. A New York Times best-seller.
A look at power in all its incarnations, from the strength of a world champion caliber weightlifter to the power of the Washington press corps.

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Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty

A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and winner of the New England Society Book Award, and a New York Times best-seller.