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

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Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler
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Church of spies
Title remainder
the Pope's secret war against Hitler
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Mark Riebling
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Pope's secret war against Hitler
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the Popes secret war against Hitler
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eng
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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
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The Vatican’s silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him “Hitler’s Pope.” But a key part of the story has remained untold. Pius ran the world’s largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy service. Saintly but secretive, he skimmed from church charities to pay covert couriers, and surreptitiously tape-recorded his meetings with top Nazis. When he learned of the Holocaust, Pius played his cards close to his chest. He sent birthday cards to Hitler—while secretly plotting to kill him. Church of Spies documents this cloak and dagger intrigue in shocking detail
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10448571
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Riebling, Mark
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940.5324/45634
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Pius
  • Catholic Church
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Espionage
  • Intelligence service
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Vatican City
  • Germany
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adult
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the Pope's secret war against Hitler
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Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler, Mark Riebling
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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21 cm.
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xiv, 375 pages
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9780465094110
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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Church of spies : the Pope's secret war against Hitler, Mark Riebling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 375 pages
Isbn
9780465094110
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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