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By Paul Kengor

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

Acclaimed student and bestselling writer Paul Kengor alterations that. during this interesting e-book, he finds a unique bond—which incorporated 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 nice evil of the 20 th century: Soviet communism.
Reagan and John Paul II nearly 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 reports introduced them shut together—to Moscow’s dismay.

A Pope and a President is the manufactured from years of analysis. according to Kengor’s tireless archival digging and his exact entry to Reagan insiders, the publication unearths:

  • The inside of 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 out on John Paul II’s existence, together with a ­previously unreported mystery CIA investigation—was Moscow at the back of the plot?
  • The many similarities and the religious bond among the pope and the president—and how Reagan privately stated 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 said apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fátima, Portugal, beginning on May 13, 1917—­sixty-four years to the day ahead of John Paul II was once 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 instructed Polish viewers that the pope used to be his “best friend.” in the event you learn this ebook, you are going to comprehend why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a superb objective—and in doing in order that they replaced history.
 

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