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The Pope and Mussolini : the secret history of Pius XI and the rise of Fascism in Europe / David I. Kertzer.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

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Summary:

Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how, after coming into power in the same year, they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 322.109 K419 (Text) 35178001513988 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/13/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780812993462
  • ISBN: 0812993462
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 549 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-510) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Rome, 1939 -- The Pope and the dictator. A new pope ; The march on Rome ; The fatal embrace ; Born to command ; Rising from the tomb ; The dictatorship ; Assassins, pederasts, and spies ; The pact -- Enemies in common. The savior ; Eating an artichoke ; The return of the native son ; Cardinal Pacelli hangs on ; Mussolini is always right ; The Protestant enemy and the Jews ; Hitler, Mussolini, and the Pope ; Crossing the border ; Enemies in common ; Dreams of glory -- Mussolini, Hitler, and the Jews. Attacking Hitler ; Viva Il Duce! ; Hitler in Rome ; A surprising mission ; The secret deal ; The racial laws ; The final battle ; Faith in the King ; A convenient death ; A dark cloud lifts ; Heading toward disaster.
Summary, etc.:
Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how, after coming into power in the same year, they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.
Subject: Pius XI, Pope, 1857-1939.
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945
Fascism and the Catholic Church > Italy.

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