Book ‘The Pope at War’ by David I. Kertzer

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The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler
Based on newly opened Vatican archives, a groundbreaking, explosive, and riveting book about Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Pope and Mussolini. “Splendid... The Pope at War ends much of the debate about the pope and surely makes any lingering apologia for his stance implausible.” — Ian Kershaw. When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, his papers were sealed in the Vatican Secret Archives, leaving unanswered questions about what he knew and did during World War II. Those questions have only grown and festered, making Pius XII one of the most controversial popes in Church history, especially now as the Vatican prepares to canonize him...
Publisher: Random House (June 7, 2022)  Pages: 672 pages  ISBN-10: 0812989945  ISBN-13: 978-0812989946  ASIN:‎ B09N292JW5

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About the author: David I. Kertzer is the Paul Dupee, Jr., University Professor of Social Science and professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University, where he formerly served as provost. He is the author of twelve previous books, including The Pope and Mussolini, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a National Book Award finalist. In 2005 he was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Kertzer and his wife, Susan, live in Rhode Island and Maine.