Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII

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Viking, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 430 pages
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-- Sold almost 100,000 copies in hardcover
-- Sparked worldwide controversy both inside and outside the Catholic Church
-- Spent five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and appeared on the Newsday, Boston Globe, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, NCIBA, and Independent bestseller lists
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-- Excerpted in Vanity Fair
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User Review  - Steven Lawrie - Goodreads

Extensively researched. A quality academic publication. Deals with the cosy relationship between Vatican and NS. A nice antidote to misleading fairytales. Read full review

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User Review  - Laurence O'Bryan - Goodreads

Excellent history of Pius XII. My eyes have truly been opened to a shameful episode in the history of the Catholic Church. On reading this I was struck by how little is generally known about Pius's ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

John Cornwell is in the department of history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University. He is a regular feature writer at the Sunday Times (London) and the author and editor of four books on science, including Power to Harm, on the Louisville Prozac trial, as well as Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII and Breaking Faith: Can the Catholic Church Save Itself?

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