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Gerald Posner

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Gerald Posner is an award winning journalist, bestselling author and attorney. The Los Angeles Times dubs him "a classic-style investigative journalist." "His work is painstakingly honest journalism" concluded The Washington Post. The New York Times lauded his "exhaustive research techniques" and The Boston Globe talked of Posner's "thorough and hard-edge investigation." "A meticulous and serious researcher," said the New York Daily News.

Posner's first book, Mengele, a 1986 biography of the Nazi "Angel of Death” Josef Mengele, was the result of a pro-bono lawsuit Posner brought on behalf of surviving twins from Auschwitz. Since then he has written ten other books from the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Case Closed, to bestsellers on political assa
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Is the Department of Justice about to give Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family a 'Get Out of Jail Free' Pass?

 



The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the "The Justice Department is urging a bankruptcy judge to limit a creditor probe of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP into the billions of dollars in profits collected by the Sackler family members who own the company."

The paper also reported that "Government investigations into Purdue are close to being resolved under a settlement that cou

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" I'm admittedly biased since I'm recommending "The Pharmacist of Auschwitz: The Untold Story'" a biography of the death camp's chief pharmacist, Victor ...more "
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I have an advantage. I have an advance copy since the author is my wife. So I might be biased, but I'd like to think that I also have the distance to critically judge this book in a straightforward and objective way. As an author of 12 books, two of ...more
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“Eventually 400,000 Germans were sterilized, and the Vatican did not issue a Pastoral Letter against it for another decade, only after the tide of the war had begun to turn against the Nazis).23,I”
Gerald Posner, God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

“A report that studied death certificates from the mid-1980s concluded that “The death rate of priests from AIDS is at least four times that of the general population.”
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“Benedict’s resignation was a selfless act since he had come to realize he was not capable of leading the modern church and making the tough decisions that were needed. “It wasn’t one thing, but a whole combination of them,” concluded Paolo Rodari, Il Foglio’s veteran Vatican reporter. Vatileaks, said Rodari, “was a constant drumbeat on the Pope.”33”
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