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Pope John Paul II: pocket GIANTS by [Costello, Hugh]
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'This is a miniature gem of biography: not a word wasted, informed, crisp and even-handed in its judgements.' --Diarmaid MacCulloch

About the Author

Hugh Costello is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and has written many dramas for BBC Radio, including" Conclave," about the election of Pope John Paul II, and" The Guest of St Peter s," about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 358 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (3 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HBU1XA8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #595,804 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Firstly I must confess I am not a Catholic,although I did study with them for 8 months some years back,however I was not convinced and decided to leave.

After watching a couple of DVD's lately based on Pope John Paul's life,I became intrigued about the man,and, luckily I bought this book out of the many I found..I expected it to be written by someone who was in awe of this Pope,but how wrong can you be.Hugh Costello,wrote a very fair account of this man's life,he included,what he saw as weaknesses and flaws in the character of this "famous", but also stubborn man.

Thrown as he was into the horror of the Nazi occupation of Poland,he somehow managed to carry on with his theatrical ambition of becoming an actor,he worked with the Polish underground,he became involved with a mystic who,it has been claimed,shaped the future Pope's life.

The book is not large but it has an intensity that will hold the reader captivated until the last page.
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