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  • 19 April 2014

    In a front-page story, the Providence Journal reports on David Kertzer's reaction to the flurry of news reports about the Steven Spielberg plans for a film based on his book, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

  • 15 April 2014

    David Kertzer, a professor of Social Science, Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University, researched the alliance between Pius XI and Benito Mussolini. The Pope and Mussolini is David Kertzer’s new book.

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  • 03 April 2014

    Kevin Madigan, Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the Harvard Divinity School writes a glowing review of "The Pope and Mussolini" in this month's Commentary Magazine

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  • 10 March 2014

    Review in March 6th's The Guardian describes The Pope and Mussolini as "riveting...gripping storytelling" and concludes: "A book whose narrative strength is as impressive as its moral subtlety."

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  • 05 March 2014

    Enthusiastic four-page article ("The Holy and the Unholy: A Dark Chapter in the History of the Vatican) reviewing The Pope and Mussolini in the March 3, 2014 issue of The New Republic, stressing the book's importance. It concludes:

    "Kertzer’s essential book reveals a window on this sordid history—a window that for a long time was shuttered, but will not be obscured anymore."

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