He is the author of War Against the Idols (Cambridge, 1986), From Madrid to Purgatory (Cambridge, 1995), A Very Brief History of Eternity (Princeton, 2009), and Reformations: Early Modern Europe 1450-1700 (Yale, 2016), for which he received the R.R. Hawkins Award for best book and the American Publishers Awards for Professional & Scholarly Excellence of 2017. He is also co-author of Jews, Christians, Muslims: An Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (Prentice Hall, 1997). His memoir of the Cuban Revolution, Waiting for Snow in Havana (Free Press, 2003), won the U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction and has been translated into many languages. A second memoir, Learning to Die in Miami (November 2010) focuses on the early years of his exile in the United States.
Carlos Eire was born in Havana, Cuba, on 23 November 1950. At the age of eleven he fled to the United States without his parents as one of 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children airlifted by Operation Peter Pan.
- War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin, 1986
- From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain, 1995
- Jews, Christians, Muslims: An Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (co-author), 1997
- Waiting for Snow in Havana, 2003
- A Very Brief History of Eternity, 2009
- Learning to Die in Miami, 2010
- Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650, 2016