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The Resource God's bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican, Gerald Posner

God's bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican, Gerald Posner

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God's bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican
Title
God's bankers
Title remainder
a history of money and power at the Vatican
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Gerald Posner
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History of money and power at the Vatican
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a history of money and power at the Vatican
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eng
Summary
From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, this book traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church's accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in perhaps the most influential organization in the history of the world. "God's Bankers "has it all: a rare expose and an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of private investigators, and questionable suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church's aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger dilemmas of the world's more recent history. And Posner even looks to the future to surmise if Pope Francis can succeed where all his predecessors failed: to overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican's Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. Part thriller, part financial tell-all, this book shows with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power. --Publisher
Summary
From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, this book traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church’s accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in perhaps the most influential organization in the history of the world
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10396417
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Posner, Gerald L
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364.16/8
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Istituto per le opere di religione
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Banks and banking
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adult
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a history of money and power at the Vatican
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God's bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican, Gerald Posner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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Contents
Murder in London -- The last pope king -- Enter the black nobles -- "Merely a palace, not a state" -- An unholy alliance -- "The pope banker" -- Prelude to war -- A policy of silence -- The blacklist -- Blood money -- A Nazi spy in the Vatican? -- The ratline -- "He's no pope" -- The men of confidence -- "You can't run the church on Hail Marys" -- Operation Fraulein -- Il crack sindona -- The battle of two scorpions -- "A psychopathic paranoid" -- The year of three popes -- The backdoor deal -- "The Vatican has abandoned me" -- "You have to kill thePope" -- "Tell your father to be quiet" -- "Protect the source" -- "A heck of a lot of money" -- "I've been poisoned" -- White finance -- Suitcases of cash -- Burying the trail on Nazi gold -- "A criminal underground in the priesthood" -- "His inbox was a disaster" -- The kingmaker becomes king -- "As flat as stale beer" -- Chasing the white list -- The world has changed -- Thel powerbroker -- The butler -- A vote of no confidence -- "A time bomb" -- The Swiss James Bond -- "The people's pope" -- "Back from the dead."
Control code
1066384
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 732 pages
Isbn
9781416576570
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014021061
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416576570
  • (OCoLC)883147998
Label
God's bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican, Gerald Posner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Murder in London -- The last pope king -- Enter the black nobles -- "Merely a palace, not a state" -- An unholy alliance -- "The pope banker" -- Prelude to war -- A policy of silence -- The blacklist -- Blood money -- A Nazi spy in the Vatican? -- The ratline -- "He's no pope" -- The men of confidence -- "You can't run the church on Hail Marys" -- Operation Fraulein -- Il crack sindona -- The battle of two scorpions -- "A psychopathic paranoid" -- The year of three popes -- The backdoor deal -- "The Vatican has abandoned me" -- "You have to kill thePope" -- "Tell your father to be quiet" -- "Protect the source" -- "A heck of a lot of money" -- "I've been poisoned" -- White finance -- Suitcases of cash -- Burying the trail on Nazi gold -- "A criminal underground in the priesthood" -- "His inbox was a disaster" -- The kingmaker becomes king -- "As flat as stale beer" -- Chasing the white list -- The world has changed -- Thel powerbroker -- The butler -- A vote of no confidence -- "A time bomb" -- The Swiss James Bond -- "The people's pope" -- "Back from the dead."
Control code
1066384
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 732 pages
Isbn
9781416576570
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014021061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781416576570
  • (OCoLC)883147998

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