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
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Posner
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Revealing a history of mysterious deaths, shady characters, and moral and political tensions, exposes the inner workings of the Catholic Church to trace how the Vatican evolved from an institution of faith into an extremely wealthy corporate power. --Publisher's description
  • By a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, God's Bankers traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book details the church's accumulation of wealth and its byzantine financial entanglements across the world. Through the stories of two hundred years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversaw it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in one of the world's most influential organizations. God's Bankers has it all: a revelatory and astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, and mysterious deaths written off as suicides; a carnival of characters from financiers and mobsters to 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 tensions of 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 and rein in the excesses of the Vatican Bank's seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. Part thriller, part financial tell-all, this book reveals with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power.--Dust jacket
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Posner, Gerald L
Dewey number
364.16/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1950
LC item number
.P68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Istituto per le opere di religione
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Banks and banking
Label
God's bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican, Gerald Posner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-529) 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 the Pope" -- "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 -- The 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
ocn883147998
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 732 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416576570
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014021061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883147998
Label
God's bankers : a history of money and power at the Vatican, Gerald Posner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-529) 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 the Pope" -- "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 -- The 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
ocn883147998
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 732 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416576570
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014021061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883147998

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