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Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, investigative journalist, argue that Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan conspired to. .There is a brief history of Pope John Paul II's life and his ascendancy to the Seat of Peter.

Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, investigative journalist, argue that Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan conspired to hasten the collapse of Soviet Communism. Some of the evidence they cite includes the CIA's support of the Polish Solidarity Movement and the sharing of American military intelligence with the Pope. The coverage of the Pope's early life up until his ascension to the throne was very interesting and pretty well done.

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, the dean of Vatican journalists, tell the amazing story of Pope John Paul II. At once compelling journalism, drama, history, and biography, His Holiness reveals how John Paul II has used his global pulpit to make headway in the world political arena. A very compelling read that gives a good history of of John Paul II. Its not an all encompassing history and does leave out large portions of his life.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, the dean of Vatican journalists, combine their substantial abilities .

Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, the dean of Vatican journalists, combine their substantial abilities to show how Kremlin elders struggled in vain to overcome the alarming power and influence that Pope John Paul II had on Eastern Europe. He is the author of "Loyalties: A Son's Memoir, " and has coauthored "His Holiness: John Paul II" and the "History of Our Time" with Marco Politi, as well as "All the President's Men" and "The Final Days" with Bob Woodward. Heinz-Joachim Fischer is a writer for the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Rome.

Synopsis With His Holiness, Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, the dean of Vatican journalists, turn their attention to chronicling the illustrious life of John Paul II and how he has transformed the Vatican into one of the world’s most powerful institutions once again

Synopsis With His Holiness, Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, the dean of Vatican journalists, turn their attention to chronicling the illustrious life of John Paul II and how he has transformed the Vatican into one of the world’s most powerful institutions once again. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with the key players in Rome, Washington, Moscow and Warsaw, Bernstein and Politi tell the Pope’s amazing story, recreating the remarkable details of his upbringing in a small Polish town during the Nazi occupation and the early years of Soviet control of the country.

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, the dean of Vatican journalists, tell .

Now history was taking its revenge John Paul II, whose plans in 1979, never encompassed the overthrow of th.

His holiness and the evil empire in their new book, journalists carl bernstein and marco politi say POP john paul II held the key to destroying the soviet system series: john paul II and the hidden history of our time part one. By Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi Dist. Now history was taking its revenge. Like a smiling nemesis, John Paul II was knocking on Poland's door. John Paul II, whose plans in 1979, never encompassed the overthrow of the communist system, was nonetheless launching a personal policy of pressuring the regime for radical change in the nature of its governance.

Author: Carl Bernstein, Marco Politi ISBN 10: 0553408119. Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) ISBN 13: 9780553408119. Books will be free of page markings. Read full description. See details and exclusions. His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time by Carl Bernstein, Marco Politi (Paperback, 1997). Pre-owned: lowest price.

e meticulous reporting skills and narrative excitement that went into All the President's Men and The Final Days, journalists Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi provide an astonishing look at Pope John Paul II-the foremost political figure of our time.

Bernstein wrote in the 1996 book that the Pope's role in supporting . His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time-with Marco Politi (1996).

Bernstein wrote in the 1996 book that the Pope's role in supporting Solidarity in his native Poland, and his geopolitical dexterity combined with enormous spiritual influence, was a principal factor in the downfall of communism in Europe. The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat-with Bob Woodward (2005).

This text takes a look at the life of Pope John Paul II, a man who has become one of the foremost political figures of modern times. It reveals the Pope as a highly controversial figure who was deeply instrumental in bringing about the demise of communism.
  • Felolak
Love this version. Well written, factual, interesting, historical, engaging.
  • Ishnllador
Excellent book, after traveling to Poland I have an even better appreciaton and love for St. John Paul II. Gives so much history of Poland and the happenings under communist rule. I highly recommend reading.
  • Elizabeth
was bought as a gift which was well received and made the person happy
  • Fesho
wonderful book. Exposes the political side of Pope John Paul II papacy and his alliances with south american and US policy that hurt people around the world. The expert writing of these journalist showed the human side that is over shadowed by his managed popularity. He put highlight on the institution of the Church and suppressed the spiritual leadership the Church could be.
  • Weernis
This is a beautifully writen biography about a pivotal time in the twentieth century and one of the key figures who saw us through it. A must read for anyone interested in world history in the twentieth century.
  • Ffleg
It was in good condition, but it came with large print, not a choice I would gift a friend, they may be offended. I kept the book. I was pleased it was a donation.
  • WOGY
Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, investigative journalist, argue that Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan conspired to hasten the collapse of Soviet Communism. Some of the evidence they cite includes the CIA's support of the Polish Solidarity Movement and the sharing of American military intelligence with the Pope.

There is a brief history of Pope John Paul II's life and his ascendancy to the Seat of Peter. The coverage of the Pope's early life up until his ascension to the throne was very interesting and pretty well done. And we get a brief look inside of the Vatican's political apparatus. Even though I felt that there appears to be an anti-Catholic agenda in the later half of the book, it is worth reading. John Paul II was a gift to the world in our lifetime whose main message was that we could be better than we are. The author seems to forget that the Pope is Catholic first and last. He always did take the highest Catholic stance on matters of faith and morals as would be expected of a pontiff. I found this an interesting and fast read.
Among the many books written about Pope John Paul II, the book by Carl Bernstein and Marco Politi, His Holiness, stands out. That's because it's focus is on the role played by the Pope, working along with the Reagan Administration, in causing the fall of communism.

This was a delicate balancing act for John Paul. As Stalin so famously pointed out about a previous pope, he had no military power, only moral and spiritual power. As they recount his first trip as Pope back to Poland

"What was talking place now in Warsaw's Victory Square was a breakthrough to unknown horizons. John Paul II never uttered a word that might lead directly to a confrontation between Church and state, between the party and Christian believers, but everything he said marked the beginning of a grand turnabout for the Church -- in Poland, in Eastern Europe, in the Soviet Union, in world affairs. Through him the Church was laying claim to a new role, no longer simply asking space for itself. Through him it was demanding respect for human rights as well as for Christian values, respect for every man and woman and for the autonomy of the individual. These demands represented a direct assault on the universal pretensions of Marxist ideology, which by now had become an empty shell in the countries under Soviet influence."

A campaign just by Solidarity, even aided by the Pope, may have gotten no farther than the Hungarians in 1956 or the Czechs in 1968. What was different now was that the West, especially the Reagan Administration in the US, and Margaret Thatcher's government in Great Britain, had moved away from detente and began to actively push back. John Paul II had similarly moved away from the Ostpolitik of Pope Paul VI. The book details the co-operation in intelligence between the US and the Vatican. It also provides, through Politburo minutes obtained by the authors, the futile attempts by the old men of the Kremlin, and later the unsuccessful attempts of the younger Gorbachev, to get the toothpaste back in the tube.

This book, which was released in 1996, was a five year collaboration between Carl Bernstein (best-known for his work with Bob Woodward in All the President's Men and The Final Days) and Marco Politi, who is both the dean of Vatican journalists working for La Repubblica and then Il Messaggero, and a former Moscow correspondent. Countering a criticism, over how do we know what was really said at private meetings recounted in these exposé books, this book is quite detailed in its sourcing. The authors conducted, and documented, a long series of interviews with the people involved, up to and including President Reagan. The participants are quoted directly, and a Sources section at the back of the book shows who said what.

The book probably would have done better focusing strictly on the East-West struggles, but it was extended to include both a short biography of John Paul II's early life, plus a critique in the latter part of the book of the theological controversies during John Paul's long reign (and there were still nine years to go after the book came out.) While I'm interested in having Carl Bernstein as a guide through some of the great political struggles of the late 20th century, I really don't need him as a theology teacher.

While this isn't a new book, it is an interesting retrospective on one part of John Paul II's papacy.