God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican
About the Book
From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, this book traces the political in-trigue 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, car-dinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eye-brow-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 exposé and an astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, mysterious deaths of pri-vate 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 re-sistance to change in the Vatican’s Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. Part thrill-er, part financial tell-all, this book shows with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of ex-treme wealth and power.

About the Author

Gerald Posner was one of the youngest attorneys ever hired by the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He is the author of eleven books, including New York Times bestsellers, and one a finalist for the Pulitzer in History. Posner has written dozens of articles for national magazines and papers and has been a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. He lives in Mi-ami Beach with his wife, author Trisha Posner.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781416576570
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Acedemic Level: English
Bood Data Readership Text: General (US: Trade)
Continuations: English
Depth: 38
Gardner Classification Code: W00
Illustration: Y
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
Pagination: 752 pages, 2 8-page b-w inserts
Returnable: Y
Star Rating: 2
Width: 165 mm
ISBN-10: 1416576576
Publisher Date: 03 Feb 2015
Book Type: English
Country Of Origin: United States
Dewey: 364.168
Height: 235 mm
Illustrations: 2 8-page b-w inserts
LCCN: 2014021061
No of Pages: 732
PrintOnDemand: N
Spine Width: 40 mm
Sub Title: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican
Year Of Publication: 2015