The Pope and Mussolini
"a fast-paced must-read"
“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 Ellis, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of Revolutionary Summer
The Pope and Mussolini is a History Book Club Main Selection for March 2014.
Published by Random House in North America, to be published on March 12, 2014 by Rizzoli in Italy and in February by Oxford University Press in the UK.