The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler

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Drawing on untapped resources, exclusive interviews, and new archival research, The Pope s Last Crusade by Peter Eisner is a thrilling narrative that sheds new light on Pope Pius XI s valiant effort to condemn Nazism and the policies of the Third Reich a crusade that might have changed the course of World War II. A shocking tale of intrigue and suspense, illustrated with sixteen pages of archival photos, The Pope s Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler illuminates this religious leader s daring yet little-known campaign, a spiritual and political battle that would be derailed by Pius s XIs death just a few months later. Peter Eisner reveals how Pius XI intended to unequivocally reject Nazism in one of the most unprecedented and progressive pronouncements ever issued by the Vatican, and how a group of conservative churchmen plotted to prevent it. For years, only parts of this story have been known. Eisner offers a new interpretation of this historic event and the powerful figures at its center in an essential work that provides thoughtful insight and raises controversial questions impacting our own time.

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Peter Eisner has been an editor and reporter at the Washington Post, Newsday, and the Associated Press. His 2004 book, The Freedom Line, was the recipient of the Christopher Award. Eisner also won the InterAmerican Press Association Award in 1991, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2010 for his role as producer at the PBS news program World Focus. Eisner's other books include The Italian Letter, written with Knut Royce, which traces fraudulent U.S. intelligence prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Book Description William Morrow. 1 Cloth(s), 2013. hard. Book Condition: New. In 1938, Pope Pius enlisted American Jesuit John LaFarge to write a papal encyclical—the Vatican's strongest decree—publicly condemning Hitler, Mussolini, and their campaign against the Jews. In this 2013 history—which features 16 pages of black and white photographs—the author of The Freedom Line argues that conservative members of the Vatican's innermost circle were working in secret to prevent the document from reaching the ailing pontiff. Drawing upon interviews and archival research, Peter Eisner provides an in-depth look at the crisis of conscience within Catholicism's upper echelons, and ponders what might have happened had the Pope not died at the outset of the war. 292. Bookseller Inventory # 52579

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