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Pope John Paul II

Religion, Head of State (18-May-1920 — 2-Apr-2005)


Carl Bernstein; Marco Politi. His Holiness: John Paul II and the Hidden History of Our Time. Doubleday. 1996. 582pp.

John Cornwell. The Pontiff in Winter: Triumph and Conflict in the Reign of John Paul II. New York: Doubleday. 2004.

Chester Gillis. The Political Papacy: John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Their Influence. Paradigm Publishers. 2006. 208pp.

Jonathan Kwitny. Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1997. 768pp.

Frank Pakenham, Earl of Longford. Pope John Paul II: An Authorized Biography. London: Michael Joseph Ltd. & George Rainbird. 1982. 224pp.

Garry O'Connor. Universal Father: A Life of Pope John Paul II. London: Bloomsbury. 2005.

Tad Szulc. Pope John Paul II: The Biography. New York: Scribner's. 1995. 542pp.

Michael Walsh. John Paul II. London: HarperCollins. 1994. 310pp.

George Weigel. Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II. Harper Collins. 1999. 1008pp.

George Huntston Williams. The Mind of John Paul II: Origins of His Thought and Action. Seabury Press. 1981. 415pp.

David Yallop. The Power and the Glory: Inside the Dark Heart of John Paul II's Vatican. New York, NY: Carroll & Graf Publishers. 2007. 530pp.


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  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.367)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.349)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.787)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.263)

  11. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.127)

  12. Twentieth Century Dictionary of Christian Biography (p.193)

  13. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.177)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.282)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.103)

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