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The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

by Prof. David I. Kertzer '69
Random House, January 2014   ISBN: 978-081299346-2
Price: $32.00

Watson Institute book signing and reception on Wednesday, February 26th at 5:00 p.m.

“David Kertzer has an eye for a story, an ear for the right word, and an instinct for human tragedy. They all come together in The Pope and Mussolini to document, with meticulous scholarship and novelistic flair, the complicity between Pius XI and the Fascist leader in creating an unholy alliance between the Vatican and a totalitarian government rooted in corruption and brutality.  This is a sophisticated blockbuster.”—Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Revolutionary Summer

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