The Pope's Last Crusade

The Pope's Last Crusade : How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler

3.79 (162 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$27.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

In June 1938, John LaFarge, an unassuming American Jesuit priest and scholar, was summoned to a private audience with Pope Pius XI. Inspired by LaFarge's book, 'Interracial Justice', which argued that 'racialism and nationalism were fundamentally the same', the pope enlisted the priest to pen a papal encyclical - a declaration of the Catholic Church's official view - condemning Nazism and anti-Semitism. This book illuminates this religious leader's daring yet little known campaign to fight Hitler.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 32mm | 479.99g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • WILLIAM MORROW
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0062049143
  • 9780062049148
  • 1,510,092

Review quote

"Engrossing. ... Lively."--Library Journal
show more

Rating details

162 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 23% (38)
4 40% (65)
3 29% (47)
2 7% (11)
1 1% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X