‘Compelling…hugely ambitious…Burleigh is a writer who pulls no punches and seldom leaves a difficult question unasked.’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Michael Burleigh forged a formidable reputation as a historian of Germany and consolidated it with “Earthly Powers”…“Sacred Causes” takes the story up to the present day. Its first half addresses in masterly fashion the relationship between the churches and the totalitarians…impressive…formidable…his book deserves the widest possible readership.’ Sunday Times
‘A superbly sweeping read, very sane on Ireland, and excellent on the present set of horrors.’ Daily Telegraph
‘In years to come, Michael Burleigh's two-volume study of secular hubris since the French Revolution may well be judged to be the most significant work of history published this decade…Burleigh is a fine and contentious writer and a hugely accomplished historian.’ The Observer
'Michael Burleigh is one of the most original historians writing today.’ Mail on Sunday
About the Author
Michael Burleigh is Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History at Cardiff University. He is the author of seven well-received books, including ‘Earthly Powers’ and ‘The Third Reich’, for which he was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2001.