The pope and the president book review

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According to calendar makers, the twentieth century began on January 1, and ended one hundred years later. But a historical case can be made that it began on June 28, , when Gavrilo Princip murdered Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and ended on December 25, when the hammer and sickle flag of the Soviet Union was lowered from the Kremlin for the last time. Paul Kengor political scientist at Grove City College argues that the extraordinary untold story of the twentieth century was the heroic collaboration between a pope and a president which brought about the death of Soviet communism. The bond between them arose after each was shot in early Reagan even had a code name for it.
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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Be the first to review this product. From bestselling Reagan biographer and Cold War historian Paul Kengor comes the extraordinary untold story of how a singular bond between Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan drove them to confront the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. This is key. You cannot understand why Soviet communism collapsed unless you have a good grasp of just how extraordinarily deep was the bond that existed between those two great leaders of the 20th century.

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Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond—which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president—that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together—to Moscow's dismay. Based on Kengor's tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, the book reveals:. The Catholic reader, in particular, will find the heretofore-unknown fascination of Reagan with Fatima to be most captivating — especially in this centennial year of the apparitions. Peter Stravinskas , The Catholic Response. Toggle navigation Order 3 items and receive a Free Book!

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