The definitive biography of Pope John Paul II—by the
American expert on the Pope.
As the spiritual
leader of nearly one billion Catholics and the head of the oldest universal
organization, Pope John Paul II wields enormous international power and
influence. Yet, in the seventeenth year of his papacy, he remains a mystery—theologically,
politically, and personally.
In this landmark,
definitive new biography of the 264th pontiff, Tad Szulc, a former New York
Times bureau chief and award-winning author, sheds long-awaited light on
the life of Karol Wojtyla. Included are such exclusive highlights as: Wojtyla’s
life and work under Nazi occupation; the story of how the communists
inadvertently helped Wojtyla to become a bishop, opening his way to the papacy;
the secret police files revealing their attempt to undermine his cardinalship;
and the never-before-revealed account of the Pope’s backstage involvement in
the downfall of Polish communism.
Drawing on Szulc’s
unprecedented access to the Pope himself, his friends, colleagues, and
collaborators—and on secret documents from many sources—Pope John Paul II
is a work of monumental religious and political significance. Download and start listening now!