"A meticulous work that cracks wide open the Vatican’s legendary, enabling secrecy." KIRKUS
"The book will captivate those who prefer their historical nonfiction spiked with real-life tales of murder, power and intrigue." BOOKLIST
"Accessible and well written, Posner's is the definitive history of the topic to date." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
Selected National Book Tour Appearances
NPR Morning Edition, January 30 (listen to the show here)
Smerconish CNN, January 31
Diane Rehm, February 2
Gerald Posner is an award winning journalist, bestselling author and attorney. The Los Angeles Times dubs him "a classic-style investigative journalist." "His work is painstakingly honest journalism" concluded The Washington Post. The New York Times lauded his "exhaustive research techniques" and The Boston Globe talked of Posner's "thorough and hard-edge investigation." "A meticulous and serious researcher," said the New York Daily News.
His first book, Mengele, a 1986 biography of the Nazi "Angel of Death” Josef Mengele, was the result of a pro-bono lawsuit Posner brought on behalf of surviving twins from Auschwitz. Since then he has written ten other books from the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Case Closed, to bestsellers on political assassinations, organized crime, national politics, and 9/11 and terrorism. His upcoming God’s Bankers is the result of nine years of research.
Based in the mixed realms of politics, history, and true crime, his articles - from The New York Times to The New Yorker to Newsweek, Time and The Daily Beast - have prompted Argentina to open its hidden Nazi files to researchers; raised disturbing questions about clues the FBI missed in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; sparked a reinvestigation of the Boston Strangler; and exposed Pete Rose's gambling addiction, which led to his ban from baseball.