Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. In this fascinating book, Paul Kengor reveals a singular bond–which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president–that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. Ronald Reagan called Pope John Paul II his “best friend.” When you read this book, you will understand why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective–and in doing so they changed history. Hardcover.