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
-- A Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, and QuaLity Paperback Book Club Selection
-- Excerpted in Vanity Fair
-- As seen on "Sixty Minutes"

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Hitler's pope: the secret history of Pius XII

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Relying on exclusive access to Vatican and Jesuit archives, an award-winning Roman Catholic journalist argues that through a 1933 Concordat with Hitler, Pope Pius XII facilitated the dictator's rise--and, ultimately, the Holocaust. Read full review

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Great synopsis of Pope Pius 12th's childhood and life yet the author left out major facts rendering the book to be incredibly bias. Many historical facts were also incorrect, some that didn't make ... 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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