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The Resource Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler, Mark Riebling

Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler, Mark Riebling

Label
Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler
Title
Church of spies
Title remainder
the Pope's secret war against Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Mark Riebling
Title variation
Pope's secret war against Hitler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Born Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII is perhaps the most vilified and detested Pope in modern history. Pius XII and the Vatican are thought to have appeased Hitler and betrayed international Jewry by staying silent during the Holocaust. The accusation has fundamentally damaged the Catholic Churchs moral standing, and earned Pius XII the nickname Hitlers Pope. But this narrative of a spiritual leader who stumbled in the worlds greatest hour of need, of a man determined to look the other way is not the complete story. In Church of Spies, intelligence expert Mark Riebling uses a wealth of recently uncovered documents to redraw the conventional image of the wartime Pope, who, in his account, was not Hitlers lackey, but an active anti-Nazi spymaster. Using documents recently released by the Vatican Secret Archives and the British Foreign Office, Riebling shows that the Churchs wartime campaign against Hitler was far more extensive than ever thought and that many actions were intended to undermine the Nazi regime, and were approved by Pius XII himself. In the end, Pius XII was neither a righteous gentile nor Hitler's Pope. He was a politician, at a time when the world needed a prophet
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riebling, Mark
Dewey number
940.5324
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pius
  • Pius
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Espionage
  • Intelligence service
  • Vatican City
  • Vatican City
  • Germany
Label
Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler, Mark Riebling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054655763
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 375 pages
Isbn
9781925106862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907564163
Label
Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler, Mark Riebling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054655763
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 375 pages
Isbn
9781925106862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907564163

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