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
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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is a well researched dissection of the diplomatic Career of Egenio Pacelli, who called himself Pius XII. The impression given is that Eugenio was no friend of the Jews. Cornwell's research seems ... Read full review

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Whether Pope Pius XII, who was Pope during World War II, was complicit in crimes against Jewish people during the Holocaust remains a heated question. The author presents us with the case that Pius ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Pacellis
9
Hidden Life
29
Copyright

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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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