A pope and a president book review
A Pope and a President: A Review - The Dartmouth ReviewIt was indeed such an astonishing change that right up until it was happening few would have believed it possible. But untold? There have been plenty of other books, articles and videos about the collapse of the Soviet communist empire, including works that, as this one does, appropriately credit Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan for its demise. This book superbly captures and perfectly portrays the profound depth of the bond between John Paul II and Ronald Reagan. This is key.
A Reagan Forum and Book Signing with Paul Kengor — 8/8/17
A Pope and a President
The valiance and devotion of President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II defined the winning battle against global communism in the latter half of the 20 th century. From page one to page six hundred and forty-eight, Kengor manages to paint an ambitious portrayal of the President and the Pope. Within the first two parts of the book, Kengor details the crimes against humanity against the Polish people by the atheistic communist government. From murder to torture to mass propaganda, the Soviet government wanted to exterminate the faith of Poland much like Nazi Germany wanted to exterminate the Polish people. Both had their fathers die at a young age, suffered many hardships, and both were deep believers in God.
The sounds of the bullets that pierced the afternoon air of Saint Peter's Square on May 13, , were an echo of a message that began resounding sixty-four years earlier, on May 13, The message was said to have come from Mary, the mother of Christ. Before we go any further, an explanation is in order. This book is a work of historical investigation, not a religious apologetic. Given that, it may seem odd to examine the role of the Virgin Mary in crucial events of the twentieth century.
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