Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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The “explosive” (The New York Times) bestseller—now with a new introduction by the author

When Hitler’s Pope, the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that “redefined the history of the twentieth century” (The Washington Post ) was originally published, it sparked a firestorm of controversy both inside and outside the Catholic Church. Now, award-winning journalist John Cornwell has revisited this seminal work of history with a new introduction that both answers his critics and reaffirms his overall thesis that Pius XII, now scheduled to be canonized by the Vatican, weakened the Catholic Church with his endorsement of Hitler—and sealed the fate of the Jews in Europe.

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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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User Review  - Eric Pruemer - Goodreads

depressing view of another religious leader failure. Read full review


Pacelli and Weimar
The Glittering Diplomat
Darkness over Europe
The Holiness of Pius XII
The Jews of Rome
Savior of Rome
Church Triumphant
Sources the Silence Debate and Sainthood
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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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