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The Pope's last crusade : how an American Jesuit helped Pope Pius XI's campaign to stop Hitler

Author: Peter Eisner
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Draws on new archival research to examine Pope Pius XI's effort to reject Nazism, discussing how he enlisted the assistance of John La Farge, a virtually unknown American Jesuit, to craft a papal encyclical (Humani generis unitas, which was never promulgated) condemning Hitler's campaign against the Jews.
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Named Person: Pius, Pope; John La Farge; Pius, Pope; Pius, Pope; John La Farge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Eisner
ISBN: 9780062049148 0062049143
OCLC Number: 796762480
Description: x, 292 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A settling of accounts --
Nostalgia confronts reality --
A "crooked cross" --
The imposition of the Reich --
The Pope's battle plan --
The flying cardinal --
A democratic response --
In the heat of the summer --
The Pope's discontent --
Shame and despair --
A new year and an end to appeasement --
Will there be time? --
Change overnight --
The new regime --
Excerpts from LaFarge's encyclical.
Responsibility: Peter Eisner.
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Draws on new archival research to examine Pope Pius XI's effort to reject Nazism, discussing how he enlisted the assistance of John La Farge, a virtually unknown American Jesuit, to craft a papal encyclical (Humani generis unitas, which was never promulgated) condemning Hitler's campaign against the Jews.

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