Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4856-4 $79.95 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7927-4969-1 $49.95
In 1943 Hitler attempted to kidnap Pope Pius XII so the Germans could occupy the Vatican. The Nazis were also planning to deport the Roman Jews to Auschwitz. SS General Karl Wolff, Heinrich Himmler's chief aide, was charged with carrying out these orders. George Wilson reads this WWII history in an even and engaged tone, effortlessly recounting each action of the convoluted plot, which Kurzman researched, in part using primary sources. The result is unexpected international intrigue as Wolff attempts to forestall both the kidnapping and the mass deportation while the Vatican tries to reign in the Reich's growing power through political and religious edicts. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
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