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Universal Father

A Life of Pope John Paul II

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Publisher Description

The first biography to tell the full and extraordinary story of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, setting the private individual in the public context



'A fine, enduring biography ... O'Connor's triumph is to make the search for the soul of a papacy an enjoyable, edifying and occasionally emotional journey' Glasgow Herald



Pope John Paul II is now universally considered to have been one of the great leaders of the twentieth century and possibly the most politically influential pope since St Peter. His achievements are well documented, yet he once said, 'I can only be understood from the inside.'



In this vivid and accessible living portrait, O'Connor investigates the inner man, including Karol Wojtyla's life before he became Pope and his friendships with men and women, subtly analysing the Pope's own poems, plays and philosophical works for clues as to what made him tick. It also dramatically follows his life, from his birth in Poland in 1920, through the losses that shaped his childhood, the assassination attempt in 1981, and his great public confrontations on the world stage, right up until his death in April 2005.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
August 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
428
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Paperbacks
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
12.8
MB

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