The Pope and Mussolini
"Kertzer unravels the relationship between two of 20th-century Europe’s most important political figures and does so in an accessible style that makes for 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
To be published on January 28, 2014 by Random House in North America, in February 2014 by Rizzoli in Italy and in July 2014 by Oxford University Press in the UK.