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Pope Pius XII

Religion (2-Mar-1876 — 9-Oct-1958)


Pierre Blet. Translated by Lawrence J. Johnson. Pius XII and the Second World War: According to the Archives of the Vatican. Paulist Press. 1999. 304pp.

Joseph Bottum; David G. Dalin (editors). The Pius War: Responses to the Critics of Pius XII. Lexington Books. 2004. 282pp.

Claudia Carlen. Guide to the Documents of Pius XII, 1939-1949. Newman Press. 1951. 229pp.

John Cornwell. Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII. Penguin. 2000. 448pp.

Richard Cushing. Pope Pius XII. St. Paul Editions. 1959. 186pp.

David G. Dalin. The Myth of Hitler's Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis. Regnery Publishing. 2005. 209pp.

Joseph Francis Dinneen. Pius XII: Pope of Peace. Cassell. 1939. 275pp.

Carlo Falconi. Translated by Bernard Wall. The Silence of Pius XII. Little, Brown. 1970. 430pp. Translation of Il silenzio di Pio XII.

Saul Friedlšnder. Translated by Charles Fullman. Pius XII and the Third Reich: A Documentation. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1966. 238pp.

Patrick J. Gallo (editor). Pius XII, the Holocaust and the Revisionists: Essays. McFarland. 2005. 218pp.

Leo J. Haigerty. Pius XII and Technology. Kessinger Publishing. 2006. 276pp.

Oskar Halecki; James F. Murray. Pius XII: Eugenio Pacelli: Pope of Peace. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young. 1951. 355pp.

Alden Hatch; Seamus Walshe. Crown of Glory: The Life of Pope Pius XII. Hawthorn Books. 1957. 251pp.

Peter C. Kent. The Lonely Cold War of Pope Pius XII: The Roman Catholic Church and the Division of Europe, 1943-1950. McGill-Queen's Press. 2002. 321pp.

Dan Kurzman. A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII. Da Capo Press. 2007. 285pp.

Margherita Marchione. Pope Pius XII: Architect for Peace. Gracewing Publishing. 2000. 345pp.

Margherita Marchione. Shepherd of Souls: A Pictorial Life of Pope Pius XII. Paulist Press. 2002. 220pp.

Margherita Marchione. Consensus and Controversy: Defending Pope Pius XII. Paulist Press. 2002. 389pp.

Thomas McDermott. Keeper of the Keys: A Life of Pope Pius XII. Bruce Publishing Co.. 1946. 267pp.

Ralph McInerny. The Defamation of Pius XII. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press. 2001. 211pp.

Michael O'Carroll. Pius XII: Greatness Dishonoured: A Documented Study. Franciscan Herald Press. 1980. 240pp.

Nazareno Padellaro. Translated by Michael Derrick. Portrait of Pius XII. Dutton. 1957. 274pp. Translation of Pio XII.

Pierre Pfister. Pius XII: The Life and Work of a Great Pope. Studio Publications. 1955. 159pp.

William Arthur Purdy. The Church on the Move: The Characters and Policies of Pius XII and John XXIII. John Day Co.. 1966. 352pp.

John Roth; Carol Rittner. Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2004. 304pp.

Ronald J. Rychlak. Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII and the Catholic Church Saved Half a Million Jews from the Nazis. Spence Publishing Co.. 2005. 378pp.

Harold H. Tittmann. Inside the Vatican of Pius XII: The Memoir of an American Diplomat During World War II. Image Books/Doubleday. 2004. 224pp.


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