David I. Kertzer
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David I. Kertzer

David Israel Kertzer (born February 20, 1948) is an American anthropologist, historian, and academic leader specializing in the political, demographic, and religious history of Italy. He is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology, and Professor of Italian Studies at Brown University. His book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe (2014) won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.
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    • The Pope and Mussolini

    • The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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    • The Pope Who Would Be King

    • The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe
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    • By S. Jones on 05-25-18

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    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
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    • Prisoner of the Vatican

    • The Popes' Secret Plot to Capture Rome from the New Italian State
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    Based on a wealth of documents long buried in the Vatican archives, Prisoner of the Vatican tells the story of the Church's secret attempt to block the unification of Italy....

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    • By Simone on 11-05-12

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