Giorgio de Santillana, The Crime of Galileo (1955), 357p.
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The book is a popular scientific analysis of the process of the trial against Galileo. It brings forth a balanced insight in the dynamics within the Inquisition between 1616 and 1635, but still is slightly dissatisfying for the lack of strict order and in-depth details. Worth a read though! A great introduction in the theme.