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The Heretic by Lewis M. Weinstein
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it was amazing

The author, Lewis Weinstein, is one of my Goodreads friends. Outstanding job, Lew. Historical fiction is my favorite genre and this is historical fiction of the first order. It is very well written, exhaustively researched and historically accurate. This book increased my knowledge of the religious conflict in 15th century Spain by one hundred fold. The folks writing positive acknowledgements about the book include Elie Wiesel, Alan Dershowitz and Faye Kellerman. It tells the story from
the viewpoint of Gabrel Catalan, a Jewish goldsmith whose ancestors were
forced to convert to Christianity under threat of death and, as a result, were known as Conversos. The story lays out the events leading to the infamous Spanish Inquisition. Mr. Weinstein does a great job of introducing his characters and making them into real people. I heartily recommend it.
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Ed Sounds like a good one, Chuck. Thanks for the rec.

Lewis Weinstein CHUCK ... Thanks so much for your kind words ... LEW

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