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David I Kertzer

David I. Kertzer is Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University. He is the author of twelve books, including The Pope and Mussolini, also published by OUP and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for biography; The Pope Who Would Be King (OUP, 2018), and The Popes Against the Jews, a finalist for the Mark Lynton History Prize. He and his wife, Susan, live in Providence, Rhode Island, and Harpswell, Maine. Image cr Kindra Clineff
The Pope at War: Pius XII, Mussolini & Hitler
After winning a Pulitzer for The Pope and Mussolini, David Kertzer returns with an explosive book on Pius XI’s successor, based on Vatican papers sealed for over 60 years and never-before seen documents from Britain, France, Germany and the US. The Brown University professor explores Pope Pius XII’s actions during the War, including his response to the Holocaust, as the Church prepares to canonize one of their most controversial leaders. He clears away myths and falsehoods...