Carlos Eire

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Carlos Eire, PhD, is the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University. He is a historian of late medieval and early modern Europe. He is author of many books including War Against the Idols, From Madrid to Purgatory, A Very Brief History of Eternity, and Reformations: Early Modern Europe 1450-1650. His memoir of the Cuban Revolution, Waiting for Snow in Havana, won the U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction. A second memoir, Learning to Die in Miami focuses on the early years of his exile in the United States. His most recent book is They Flew: A History of the Impossible.