Friday, March 22, 2019

Review: Galileo Galilei: A Life From Beginning to End by Hourly History

Title: Galileo Galilei: A Life From Beginning to End
Author: Hourly History
Publication: June 20th 2017 
Genre: Nonfiction, History
Purchase it on: Amazon
Rating: 4/5

Galileo Galilei began his career as a mathematician. Yet as fate would have it, he became far more than a numbers whiz. Here was a true Renaissance man; one who was greatly educated and a genuine lover of the arts. He was a fan of poets and a fine lute player.
When in 1609 Galileo created his first telescope and turned his attention to the skies, everything changed. His discoveries as they came, could not be denied. Because of his years of study in the arts and humanities, Galileo was well prepared to bring his ideas into the light of day.

Inside you will read about...

✓ Living in the Italian Renaissance
✓ Student Becomes Master
✓ Opposition to the Church
✓ Controversial Theories
✓ The Trial of Galileo Galilei
✓ The End of All Things
And much more!

Discoveries often don't come easy and introducing them to a doubting world is even more challenging. It takes a certain kind of person to do that and Galileo was just the man for the job. It was his brilliance that supported the Copernican system of how the solar system was laid out. It was his original thinking which kept him fearless in the face of the greatest adversary there was—the Church.
Come along to discover what made Galileo so great. And why his achievements can influence your life, too.

"I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."
—Galileo Galilei 

Galileo Galilei: A Life From Beginning to End is now one of my favorite Hourly History books so far. I thorougly enjoyed reading every single chapter of this book. It was all so interesting and I loved learning more about Galileo's life and accomplishments.

I'm super intrigued by a lot of people who lived in the Italian Renaissance but I've always been especially interested by Galileo Galilei, his genius and the way he challenged the Church. He's one of my favorite historical figures to read about. And obviously without him and his discoveries I'm sure we wouldn't be where we are today.

This quick read gives us information about things like his early life, his controversial theories, his trial and when he passed away. Like I said I loved reading every chapter so this time I couldn't say what my favorite was. I did enjoy reading about the beginning of his career a lot, though.

Overall, yet another great Hourly History book that I enjoyed so much. I learned a few new things about Galileo, which is always a bonus for me with nonfiction. Definitely recommended!

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  1. This book sounds so fascinating! I really should pick one of these up because I really enjoy reading about the lives of great inventors. Galileo sounds like he was an interesting guy!

  2. I remember when I studied the renaissance time period in secondary school and learning about him. I definitely need a recap now!!


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