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Spies in the Vatican: Espionage and Intrigue from Napoleon to the Holocaust

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Revered by millions, the Papacy is an international power that many nations have viewed with suspicion, some have tried to control, and not a few have spied upon. Ranging across two centuries of world history, David Alvarez's fascinating study throws open the Vatican's doors to reveal the startling but little-known world of espionage in one of the most sacred places on ear ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 4th 2002 by University Press of Kansas (first published October 1st 2002)
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Melissa
Feb 05, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, amazon
It was very very detailed you can tell so much research went into it. So so so very many names. Took me awhile to read and get through all those Italian names. Got much easier towards the end with the WWII material (that's my focus in History.) Not sure if I would recommend this book as a leisure read to friends is more of a research read. Found it very interesting though.
Leifur Leifsson
it is bit to much to handle
Kate
Dec 15, 2009 Kate rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one, really
Blergh. Maybe I'm shallow, but this book is boring. Honestly. I like sexy history! Alvarez's writing style is so dry. Bring them to life! I couldn't get passed the Congress of Vienna, which I barely remember what that was about anyway. If I didn't like it, I can't think of anyone who will.
Carol Ann
Dec 20, 2010 Carol Ann rated it did not like it
This book was so dry my eyes were watering. Obviously if I want to continue on this subject I will have to find another book and another author.
Fuzzy
May 20, 2009 Fuzzy rated it it was ok
Woooo. Espionage.
Bob
Oct 09, 2010 Bob rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2008, 1-star
Too boring.
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