New book explores Michelangelo’s last great challenge, building St. Peter’s Basilica

Just when Michelangelo was considering retirement, he was asked to help oversee construction of St. Peter's Basilica and helped create one of the world's great architectural masterpieces.

Browse titles from Washington University’s faculty and alumni. Thoughtful. Diverse. Well researched. These books might just make it to your shelf, nightstand or coffee table.

City on a Hill

A History of American Exceptionalism

Staging Frontiers

The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina & Uruguay