A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the by Paul Kengor PDF

By Paul Kengor

A Singular Bond that modified History
while historians credits Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the tip of the chilly battle, they've got did not realize the intensity or importance of the bond that constructed among the 2 leaders.

Acclaimed pupil and bestselling writer Paul Kengor adjustments that. during this attention-grabbing booklet, he finds a unique bond—which integrated a non secular connection among the Catholic pope and the Protestant president—that drove the 2 males to confront what they knew to be the good evil of the 20th century: Soviet communism.
Reagan and John Paul II virtually didn’t have the ability to forge this courting: simply six weeks aside within the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. yet their strikingly related near-death studies introduced them shut together—to Moscow’s dismay.

A Pope and a President is the made from years of study. in keeping with Kengor’s tireless archival digging and his designated entry to Reagan insiders, the e-book finds:

  • The within tale at the 1982 assembly the place the president and the pope confided their conviction that God had spared their lives for the aim of defeating communism
  • Captivating new details at the try on John Paul II’s existence, together with a ­previously unreported mystery CIA investigation—was Moscow in the back of the plot?
  • The many similarities and the religious bond among the pope and the president—and how Reagan privately referred to the “DP”: the Divine Plan to take down communism
  • New information about how the Protestant Reagan turned intensely attracted to the “secrets of Fátima,” which date to the pronounced apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fátima, Portugal, beginning on May 13, 1917—­sixty-four years to the day sooner than John Paul II used to be shot
  • A startling insider account of ways the USSR could have been set to invade the pope’s local Poland in March 1981—only to drag again whilst information broke that Reagan have been shot

Nancy Reagan known as John Paul II her husband’s “closest friend”; Reagan himself informed Polish viewers that the pope was once his “best friend.” in the event you learn this booklet, you'll comprehend why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a ultimate objective—and in doing so that they replaced history.

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