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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
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the Church, will forever change our understanding of the Vatican’s role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It is not narrated well - the delivery does not keep it as captivating as this book should be

    • By Karina Inigo on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Pope Who Would Be King

    • The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe
    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Only two years after Pope Pius IX’s election in 1846 had triggered great popular enthusiasm across Italy, the pope found himself a virtual prisoner in his own palace. The revolutions that swept through Europe and shook Rome threatened to end the popes’ thousand-year reign over the Papal States, if not the papacy itself. The resulting drama was rife with treachery, tragedy, and international power politics. David Kertzer, one of the world’s foremost experts on the history of Italy and the Vatican, brings this pivotal moment vividly to life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting perspective, somewhat confusing

    • By S. Jones on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Bologna, 1858: A police posse, acting on the orders of a Catholic inquisitor, invades the home of a Jewish merchant, Momolo Mortara, wrenches his crying six-year-old son from his arms, and rushes him off in a carriage bound for Rome. His mother is so distraught that she collapses and has to be taken to a neighbor's house, but her weeping can be heard across the city. With this terrifying scene - one that would haunt this family forever - David I. Kertzer begins his fascinating investigation of the dramatic kidnapping.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Prisoner of the Vatican

    • The Popes' Secret Plot to Capture Rome from the New Italian State
    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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 and seize control, not in ancient times, but in the late 19th century. For more than 50 years, the pope was a self-imposed prisoner within the Vatican walls, planning to flee Italy, to return only as the restored ruler of Rome and the Papal States.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Slice of Italian History

    • By Simone on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Die Entführung des Edgardo Mortara

    • Ein Kind in der Gewalt des Vatikan
    • By: David I. Kertzer
    • Narrated by: Sabrina Gander
    • Length: 17 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bologna im Jahre 1858: Edgardo Mortara, der sechsjährige Sohn eines jüdischen Kaufmanns, wird von der Polizei entführt und von der Inquisition in ein römisches Kloster gebracht. Weil ein katholisches Hausmädchen behauptet hat, sie habe den Jungen getauft, soll er auf eine geistliche Laufbahn vorbereitet werden. Die Entführung des Edgardo Mortara war kein Einzelfall, aber diesmal löste die Skrupellosigkeit der Kirche internationale Proteste aus und leitete schließlich den Untergang der weltlichen Macht des Vatikans ein.

    Regular price: $13.77